NDC reduces filing fee to GHc300,000
The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has embraced proposals from its Council of Elders by reducing the filing fee for aspirants seeking to contest the presidential primaries to GHc 300,000. The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, has agreed to the mount and reviewed the guidelines for the primaries.
Female contestants are to pay GHc150, 000 while Persons With Disabilities shall pay an amount of GHc 100, 000. The deadline for the picking of nomination forms has also been extended to Saturday, December 8, 2018, “excluding Friday 7th December 2018 which is a National holiday.”
All the aspirants, aside from former President John Mahama, petitioned the party’s Council of Elders over the filing fees and other grievances. In the petition, the nine aspirants proposed that fees for collection of forms be GHS 5,000 whiles the filing fees be GHS100,000.
They wanted an endorsement period of 6 weeks and the polling date shifted back to the first week of March 2019. The nine aspirants also accused key members of the NEC of bias towards Mr.Mahama.
They singled out the NDC Chairman and General Secretary, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and Johnson Asiedu Nketia as having “made public statements to the effect that they prefer the same individual to lead the party into the 2020 elections.”
Source : citinewsroom.com