The Electoral Commission (EC), has presented the African Reform Movement (ARM) with a provisional certificate to enable the party to take part in the 2016 General Election.
The certificate is in partial fulfillment of the Political Parties Act, 2000 (Act 574) (Section 8, Subsection 2) and signed by Mr. Amadu Sulley, the Deputy Chairman (Operations) of the EC.
According to the certificate; “This is to certify that the EC has presented the ARM with a provisional certificate of registration as a political party on this day, Monday, June 20, 2016.”
The ARM, which is a new party on Ghana’s political landscape, was founded by Dr. Nii Amu Darko, a Medical Practitioner in Australia, which aims to advocate complete change of the 1992 Constitution.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Dr. Darko said: “The fundamental problem of Ghana is not John Mahama, it’s not Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo … it is the Constitution. It is a very flawed document.”
Citing the flaws, the ARM founder noted that the Constitution is discretional and has given presidents too much power, stating that “We are going to point out to Ghanaians why the misrule is so pervasive, why it is actually endemic. It is because the Constitution allows all these things to happen.”