- An aspiring flagbearer of the NDC, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has stated that he will file for the position as a disabled person
- This was after the NDC had revealed the fees charged for filing for the position of flagbearer of the party
- Aspirants are to pay GHC400,000 as filing fees and GHC20,000 for the nomination forms; disabled persons are to pay GHC200,000
One of the aspiring flagbearers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has stated that he intends to contest as a disabled person.
According to him, he is visually-impaired, so that qualifies him to pay only GHC200,000, as requested by the party.
His remark was in reaction to reports circulating to the effect that NDC flagbearer aspirants are expected to pay an amount of GHC400,000 as filing fees.
Aside that, they are also to pay GHC20,000 for the nomination forms from the party for the purpose of contesting as flagbearers.
“Speaking for myself, I am visually impaired and totally fall into that category. We knew how much, until recently, ministers of state and MPs were receiving by way of remuneration.
After filing, I would expect all aspirants to show their tax returns as proof of legitimacy,” he said.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has however defended the party’s decision to charge the moment.
According to him, the money take care will the cost of running the polls in all 275 constituencies across the country.
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