He said if the matter regarding the party's participation was not soon resolved, the poll in the metropole "may unfortunately be postponed."
The ACDP held discussions with the IEC on Friday to try to resolve the matter.
"The ACDP contends that it did in fact pay the necessary deposit in order to participate in the elections to be held on 1 March."
"The ACDP is trying to resolve the matter with the IEC in a friendly manner, or in the alternative, in such a way that the matter will be handled in a way that it is the least costly to the taxpayers."
If it became inevitable to approach the court to resolve this matter, the ACDP would not hesitate to fight the case to the very last.
The ACDP had already appointed senior and junior counsel to prepare the necessary documentation.
"We want to assure our supporters and the ACDP's ward candidates, as well as the ACDP countrywide, that we will leave no stone unturned to obtain justice in this matter as we contend that we complied with all legal requirements," said Swart.