Filing fees: Presidential aspirants to pay 100k, parliamentary aspirants pay 10k

Filing fees: Presidential aspirants to pay 100k, parliamentary aspirants pay 10k

- The Electoral Commission of Ghana has announced that presidential aspirants are to pay GHC100,000.00 to file their nominations

- Parliamentary candidates on the other hand are to pay GHc10,000

- Filing of nominations starts on Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9, 2020

- All candidates are however, expected to submit the nomination forms in quadruplicates.

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The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) has announced that presidential aspirants for the 2020 general elections are to pay an amount of GHC100,000.00 to file their nominations.

Parliamentary candidates on the other hand are also expected to pay 10 percent of the that of the presidential candidates. The amount translates into GHc10,000.

The Electoral Commission in a press briefing stated that candidates would be allowed to file their nominations, starting Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9, 2020.

In a report filed by 3news.com. Chairperson of the EC, Jean Adukwei Mensa announced that the nomination forms will be available on the EC’s website from 6:00pm Monday, September 14, 2020.

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Filing fees: Presidential aspirants to pay 100k, parliamentary aspirants pay 10k

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She stated that candidates can only access the forms via unique passwords to be made available to general secretaries of the various political parties.

Independent candidates on the other hand, she said, can access the passwords from the IT department of the EC.

Speaking on how best to reduce human contact in this COVID-19 period, she observed that the EC has introduced new measures to ensure a Covid-19-free exercise

On days to receive nominations at the party’s headquarters for the presidential aspirants, the time will be between 9:00am and 12:00noon and 2:00pm and 5:00pm each day.

All candidates are however, expected to submit the nomination forms in quadruplicates.

Parliamentary aspirants are expected to submit their nominations at to the District Returning Officers.

Presidential aspirants will file at GH¢100,000 while parliamentary candidates will file at GH¢10,000.

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According to Rawlings, he did not come to the public office to steal anything from the government's coffers but rather to make a lot of sacrifices to make Ghana what it is today.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Flt Lt Rawlings said it was unfortunate some abandoned the positive principles when a delegation of Chiefs and Queenmothers from the Ave Traditional Area in the Volta Region called on him.

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