KINGSTON, Jamaica; The United Independents’ Congress (UIC), having satisfied the requirements of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2016, has been certified by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) as Jamaica’s third registered political party. The UIC, based in Bogue, St. Elizabeth is led by Mr. Joseph Patterson.
Honourable Dorothy Pine-McLarty welcomed the addition of the UIC to Jamaica’s cadre of registered political parties.
“We are pleased that another political party has been successfully registered. I believe this indicates that our democracy is moving in a positive direction. I encourage other political parties to seek to formalize their registration with the ECJ,” she said.
The UIC will now be eligible to contest future elections as a registered political party and will have its finances monitored by the ECJ.
The other two registered political parties are the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the Peoples National Party (PNP), both of which were registered in 2018.