The National Executive Council (NEC) of the largest opposition party in the country, National Democratic Congress (NDC) is reported to have reduced the exorbitant fee for filing for the portfolio of presidential aspirant from GHc400,000 TO GHc300, OOO.
The decision by the NEC follows a crunch meeting between the NEC and the Council of Elders of the party after the latter was petitioned by some eight presidential aspirants over the skyrocketing filing fee, which they termed as unconstitutional and criminal.
Unconfirmed reports have it that, the council after the meeting has extended the date for the filing for the office of flagbearship of NDC to the 8th of December, 2018. The primaries of the party have also been postponed from January 19, 2019, to January 26th, 2019.
Before the meeting, the filing fee of presidential aspirants of the party was pegged at GHS 400,000 and a nomination fee of GHS 20,000.
The decision then was opposed by some eight candidates notable among them were Alban Bagbin, Stephen Atubiga, and Nurudeen, who petitioned the NDC council of Elders for the filing fee to be reduced to GHS 100,000 with a nomination fee of GHS 5,000.
By: Elliot Ayertey Nuertey/Universnewsroom.com