- The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says the amount for the filing fees is not outrageous as Ghanaians think it is
- According to him, the amount is little as compared to what would be needed to fund party activities
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia said persons who seek to lead the party should be able to bear the cost for the filing fees.
According to him, the GHC 400,000 for the filing fees and the additional GHc 20,000 as fees for nomination forms is nothing compared to the cost of organising party activities.
“If you compare these monies against the cost of organizing the activities we are talking about, you will realize that the party will still have to raise money to supplement whatever will be accruing from these filing fees,” he said.
The party however stated tht the filing fee for women and persons with disabilities will be GHc 200,000.
These decisions were taken at a National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the NDC on Thursday.
Meanwhile, a decision is yet to be made on a schedule for the party’s parliamentary primaries.
The decision on the presidential Primary comes barely two weeks after the party elected its national executives for the next four years.
The presidential aspirants would former President John Dramani Mahama; the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin; a former Finance Minister, a former Deputy Finance Minister, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan are among the notables whohave declared intent to contest the primaries.
Others include, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Prof. Joshua Alabi; a former Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah; a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah; a former MCE of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu; Nurudeen Iddrisu; Stephen Atubiga and Goosie Tanoh.
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