- Membership is the basic unit of the Party, and it shall be accessible irrespective of ethnic affiliation, social status, creed, gender or the circumstances of one’s birth.
- In this Constitution, “member” means a person registered in the register as a member, who has not ceased to be a member in accordance with the Constitution.
Qualification for Membership
Any person is eligible for membership upon fulfilling the following criteria –
- has reached the age of 18;
- subscribes to the Party’s objectives and accepts this Constitution;
- is not a member of another political party, and
- is not a member of, or associated with, any organization, publication or institution the objects or activities of which are declared by the National and/or State Executive Committees of the Party to be injurious to the interests of the Party or inconsistent with its objectives,
Registration for Membership
- Individuals may register for membership at any party office or via any alternative means of secure communications media such as the Internet or SMS.
- As part of the registration process, the following declaration will be provided in writing to the prospective member in a language of his/her understanding and he or she shall recite or affix his/her thumb print or signature on the document as evidence of acceptance.
I, ……………, solemnly declare that I will abide by the aims and objectives of the ‘Party” as set out in the Constitution, and any other duly adopted policy positions, that I am joining the Party voluntarily and without motives of material advantage or personal gain, that I agree to respect the Constitution and the structures and to work as a loyal member of the Party, that I will place my energies and skills at the disposal of the Party and carry out tasks given to me, that I will work towards making KOWA PARTY an even more effective organization, and that I will defend the unity and integrity of the Party and its principles, and combat any tendency towards disruption, corruption and factionalism.
Termination Of Membership
A person’s membership of the Party may be terminated by the NEC if the NEC is satisfied that such a person has engaged in an act considered to be anti-Party activity. Only the BOT has the power to reverse this decision upon a written appeal to it by the person involved if the BOT is convinced that he/she has been wrongly expelled.