Akua Donkor, founder, and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) has called for an increase in the fees for the filing forms from the current GHC50,000 charge.
According to the presidential aspirant, it is an honour to pay such a 'paltry' amount by anyone seeking to enter the presidential race, and as such parties that are complaining about the amount are just 'making noise'.
Akua Donkor's comment comes after the Peoples National Convention (PNC) and the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), amongst others called for a reduction of the amount. Earlier last week, the fees for filing nomination forms at an amount of GHC 50,000 for presidential candidates and that of the MPs at GHC10,000 were announced at the Inter-Party Advisory committee (IPAC) meeting.
The PNC and the CPP accused the Electoral commission of using this increase in fees as a means of preventing them from contesting in the upcoming December polls. However, Akua Donor was of a different view. Speaking in an interview on Adom FM, the leader of the GFP said that the concerns raised by the opposition parties were baseless.
She stated that any candidate that complained of the fees was not fit to be president. She added that the amount was fine with her and that she had already picked up her forms. She also thanked the EC for the opportunity.
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