The Former Presidential Candidate of the People's National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga, has formed a political party to contest in the 2016 Presidential race.
He formed the breakaway party, All People’s Congress (APC), after his defeat in the PNC's presidential primary held in the Upper West regional capital, Wa.
Mr Ayariga was unseated by Dr Edward Mahama at the December 12 Congress December 2015 in Wa.
The PNC had hinted soon after the congress that Mr Ayariga was going round constituencies asking the party’s executives to endorse forms meant for the formation of a new political party.
The party warned of stiff sanctions to its members who endorsed or assisted Ayariga to form a breakaway party.
But Joy News checks indicate that Mr Ayariga has already picked up certification forms from the electoral commission and established offices in 170 districts across the country.
Some membership forms of the APC have Mr Ayariga listed as the Supreme Leader of the yet-to-be-launched party.
Joy News sources say the electoral Commission will issue Mr. Ayariga with a provisional license on Friday, January 29, 2015.
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