Preparations towards the December elections may go bad. This, according to the electoral commission (EC), is due to the court ruling which prevents it from collecting filing fees from presidential and parliamentary candidates.
Head of communications at the EC, Eric Dzakpasu, reveals that the filing of nominations will be useless until the fees are paid. As a result, the EC cannot go ahead with the other processes including balloting for positions on the ballot paper and the printing of ballot papers among others until the court case closed.
A total of nine presidential aspirants out of the 25 who picked the forms presented their papers to the EC to be considered as candidates on Thursday.
The EC on Thursday refused collecting filing fees from aspirants as a result of the suit filed by the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).
Those who filed their papers were Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Akwasi Addae Odike of United Progressive Party (UPP), Nana Agyenim Boateng of United Front Party (UFP), Hassan Ayariga of All People Congress (APC), Kofi Apaloo of Independent Peoples Party (IPP), John Dramani Mahama of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings of National Democratic Party (NDP), Akua Donkor of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) and Kwabena Agyei of Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD).