3 Presidential nominees show up at EC to submit GHC50K fees

The nominees are submitting the fees today
The nominees are submitting the fees today

Three presidential nominees have arrived at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Accra to submit a GHC50,000 bankers’ draft  each as their nomination fee.

The Commission earlier on September 29 and 30 declined to accept the controversial fees due to an interlocutory application injunction filed by the Progressive People’s Party.

But an Accra High Court on Friday, October 7 dismissed the application, prompting the EC to demand the fees.

Hours after the court’s decision, the Commission asked both presidential and parliamentary nominees who have already submitted their forms to return the filing fees Monday, October 10.

The Commission explained the payment of the fees forms part of the requirement for a nominee to be “accepted as a candidate for the 2016 elections”.

It asked parliamentary nominees to submit their bankers draft of GHC10,000 at the district offices to the district directors.

“Political parties may alternatively pay for their parliamentary nominees at the head office of the Commission; but the banker’s draft for such nominees must be accompanied by a list of the party’s candidates on the party’s letterhead and properly signed by authorised party executives”.

At about 8:00am Monday, Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party; Kwesi Osei Odike of the United Progressive Party and Nana Agyenim Boateng of United Front Party arrived to submit their fees in bankers draft.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana

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