All persons who would want to run for flagbearer slot of Hassan Ayariga’s All Peoples Congress- APC are to pay a total of GHC 100,000 as filing fees.
That would be the highest filing fee in Ghana’s political history. Interested persons have between Monday May 16, 2016 and Friday May 20, 2016 to their forms.
Final day for submission of nomination forms is Monday May 23 and vetting of successful applicants would be on Wednesday May 25 at the party’s headquarters.
General Secretary of the All Peoples Congress –APC, Kojo Opoku Razak said plans are far advanced to hold the parties first ever congress either at the end of this month or by the second week in June in Kumasi.
He further added that the party is currently holding constituency and regional elections to elect its executives ahead of the major congress where national executives would be elected.
In an interview on Accra based Citi Fm, Opoku Razak, indicated that picking of the presidential nomination forms costs GHC 5,000 and a submission payment of GHC 95,000 paid on the return date.
The cost of presidential nomination forms of the two leading political parties in Ghana was GHC 50,000 for the National Democratic Congress- NDC and GHC 85,000 for the New Patriotic Party – NPP.
Ayariga quit PNC
Hassan Ayariga has resigned from the Peoples National Convention – PNC in 2015 after losing in his attempt to lead the party into the 2016 November polls. He lost to the three time presidential hopeful Dr. Edward Mahama which led to some misunderstanding within the rank and file of the party.
Mr. Ayariga contested the 2012 elecctions on the ticket of the PNC but performed abysmally in the general elections. He broke away and formed the All Peoples Congress and was certified by Ghana’s Electoral Commission to contest the November polls.
By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana