NDC demands refund of 2020 polls filing fees ahead of election petition judgment

NDC demands refund of 2020 polls filing fees ahead of election petition judgment

-The NDC has written to the EC to demand a refund of the filing fees paid by its representative in the 2020 elections

- Ghana’s electoral laws enjoin the EC to refund filing fees to candidates who attain certain thresholds after polls

-The flagbearer of the party, John Mahama is challenging the results of the election

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wrote to the Electoral Commission (EC) demanding a refund of the filing fees its representatives paid for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary polls.

NDC demands refund of 2020 polls filing fees ahead of election petition judgment
NDC demands refund of 2020 polls filing fees ahead of election petition judgment. Source: NDC
Source: UGC

The party in a letter signed by its General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and sighted by YEN.com.gh provided the commission an account number in which to refund the money.

Ghana’s electoral laws require the EC to refund filing fees to candidates who attain certain thresholds after polls.

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In other news, the lead counsel for John Dramani Mahama in the ongoing election petition trial, Tsatsu Tsikata said former President Kufuor was determined to jail him during his administration.

Tsikata who was the former Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Chief Executive was sentenced by the Accra Fast Track High Court in June 2008 to five years imprisonment for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.

Speaking on the KSM show on Pan African TV, Tsikata said he became the target of the Kufuor administration because of his closeness with the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

He said the Kufuor administration was bent on erasing the legacies of Rawlings in the oil and gas industry.

“I could see by the beginning of 2001, the determination, by hook or crook to find something against me. That is what led to all these interesting cases against me,” he said.

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The disclosures by Tsikata have generated massive reactions on social media and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.

@AnnanPerry said:

“Kuffour and Akufo Addo meant the jailing of Tsatsu Tsikata to be evil but God meant it to be good #LetsChatWithTsatsu”

@babamusah08 said:

Almost 2 hours of fire Fireworks. What an excellent delivery by the LAW himself. God bless Uncle Tsatsu Tsikata, Mr KSM, and Pan African TV for this great interview.
What a refreshing Biblical quote.
“They may have meant it for evil but the Lord meant it for Good”

@LouieXiii131 said:

Senior Lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata toiled for GNPC to be where it is today. His sole contribution to GNPC has raked in huge income for this country.
Today, one of his key detractors is steering the affairs of this nation. He finds the place lucrative enough to pack with friends.

@Darling_Juliann said:

Tsatsu Tsikata is everything and more man. Love how he doesn’t take credit for himself but appreciates everyone who’s crossed his path and impacted his life. He’s humble too and above that he knows and loves God ei. He has all my respect!

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@SammyGyamfiBa2 said:

Unpopular opinion: Tsatsu Tsikata is greater and bigger than Albert Einstein in terms of intellect. Idolo Red heart
#LetsChatWithTsatsu

@Muftawu_Nabila said:

Watching Tsatsu Tsikata talk about the trajectory of his life is inspirational.
So many proper soundbites in that conversation.
One that struck me is 'no matter your capabilities, you need someone to create a framework for your thrive.'

@SammyGyamfiBa2 said:

Tsatsu Tsikata is a big inspiration to the youth in this country and beyond. May God increase you in grace and age to tell more stories as you did today to inspire our next generation.

#LetsChatWithTsatsu

Nah ! We need to celebrate Tsatsu Tsikata Esq. Man has been through it all. He's not just knowledgeable in the law but good with the bible as well. I love his verse Psalm 63 Red heart
#LetsChatWithTsatsu

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