The Electoral Commission has presented a provisional certificate of registration to the All People’s Congress (APC), founded by the 2012 presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention’s (PNC), Hassan Ayariga.
Mr. Ayariga formed the APC after losing the PNC’s flagbearership contest to Dr. Edward Mahama and claiming that the party had treated him unfairly.
After receiving the party’s provisional certificate, Hassan Ayariga called on Ghanaians who are dissatisfied with the management of the country to join the APC.
“It is not that Ghana has failed because some bad people are leading us. Ghana has failed because the good ones are quiet and that is why we are suffering. And this time around, we are telling the good ones, wherever you are, come on board. If you are tired of voting, come on board; let’s change the wind of change. Let’s make sure everybody gets a platform and the opportunity to serve mother Ghana,” he said.
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“When people begin to believe that there is no more hope, they are losing confidence in the system, and then we need a change. And this is what we need in this country,” he added.
The APC has thirty working days to be issued with a final certificate to be able to operate as a fully-fledged political party.
Mr Ayariga assured the APC will work within the time-frame to receive the final certificate.
A Deputy Commissioner of the EC, Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo, who presented the provisional certificate to Mr. Ayariga called on the APC to strictly abide by the laws of the political party’s act.