- Some grassroots supporters of former president Mahama have stormed his offices to make donations towards his GH₵420K nomination and filing fees
- Their move comes after 96 NDC MPs pledged their support to help Mahama raised the amount needed
- The NDC has pegged its nomination fee at GH₵200,000 and filing fee at GH₵400,000
YEN.com.gh has seen photos of some grassroots supporters of NDC forming long queues to donate ‘the little they have’ towards Mahama’s filing fee.
The photos show an uncountable number of the supports who had queued on the street at the offices of the former president to make the donation.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Classfmonline.com, the supporters were determined to donate their ‘widow’s mite’ to Mahama in a bid to help him contest the flagbearership race of the NDC.
This comes after ‘MPs4Mahama’, a group of 96 NDC MPs, declared their support for Mahama's bid to run for the NDC flag bearer slot.
The group has so far mobilised 603 pledges of GHS1,000 each towards footing the filing fees of Mahama.
According to the Classfmreport.com report, the MP4Mahama group has raised GH₵600,000 through its “Operation 420 people willing to contribute GH₵1,000 for JM”.
Apart from the 603, the immediate-past Ashaiman Constituency Chairman of the NDC, Shaddad Umar Jallo, has also promised to pay half of the GHS400,000 filing fee for Mahama.
According to Mr Jallo, his decision to support the former president is borne out of love for him coupled with his capability to win political power for the NDC in the 2020 elections.
Furthermore, a group of spare parts dealers at Abossey Okai has also pledged to pay half of the amount to support Mahama.
Meanwhile, the NDC has slated January 19, 2019, for its presidential primaries.
All other contestants, including Prof Joshua Alabi, Alban Bagbin, Sylvester Mensah, have decried the fees describing it as “hefty and unacceptable”.
Latest update has it that the majority of them have withdrawn from the race because they cannot afford the GH₵420,000.
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