Information available to YEN.com.gh show that a new group, Ghana Union Movement (GUM) has submitted its application to be considered as a political party in Ghana in the run up to the 2020 general elections.
GUM has “Arise for Development” as its slogan, and a fist of a man against two hands with the name and motto of the movement boldly written around it, as its logo.
Its colours are red, yellow and white, and its leader is Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews, popularly known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom, the founder and general overseer of the Life Assembly Worship Centre in Accra.
According to the deputy chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of operations, Samuel Tettey, GUM has submitted an application for registration as a political party.
Per a report by Graphic.com.gh, he explained that details of the party had been forwarded to the EC’s director of election services for onward transfer to the regions where vetting would be done by the regional offices of the EC to ensure that the group had satisfied all the requirements.
With that done, Tettey went on, the EC would publish a gazette after which the chairperson, Jean Mensa, would issue the group with a provisional certificate.
Reverend Andrews noted that the movement has already established offices in all the 16 regions and some districts in the country.
He added that it has submitted its documentation to the EC for certification in respect of its political agenda.
Rev. Andrews went on to say that although he founded the GUM, he would not lead the movement into the presidential race.
He said when the movement obtained its certification, it would proceed to elect its executives, including its presidential candidate before the end of 2019.
He also stated that the movement had so far attracted massive membership, hence his confidence that the GUM would pull a surprise at the 2020 elections.
According to him, more than 15,000 people had so far registered to be members, adding that the figure was expected to shoot up when the movement was officially launched.
In other news, former president John Dramani Mahama, has reacted to plans to regulate the activities of churches in Ghana.
According to him, the activities of some false prophets are not enough grounds to regulate religious organisations.
In his opinion, the church has come a long way and has contributed in shaping society, and for that reason, the councils and leadership of churches should deal with their own when they err.
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