Instead of filing petitions against the GH¢420,000 nomination and filing fees, bring your ideas on how to finance the party’s primaries, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has advised aspirants.
In spite of that advice, however, Mr Nketia said the party’s leadership was ready to receive any such petitions as may be tended by any of the aspirants.
“Why do these aspirants keep complaining and blaming me as though I have stolen from them. They should bring their ideas and explain to us why they can’t pay the amount and what they can do to support the party’s election,” he said on Okay FM monitored by Adomonline.com.
So far, flagbearer-aspirants Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Nii Amassah Namoale, Professor Joshua Alabi and Steven Atubigah have said the amount was on the high side.
The NDC on Thursday pegged the price of nomination forms of the party at GH¢20,000 while candidates are required to pay another GH¢400,000 as filing fees.
The NDC General Secretary had explained that the party’s coffers are empty, a reason Flagbearer-aspirants of the NDC would each have to cough up the amount.
He also explained that the charges were based on projections on how much it would cost the party to organise its presidential primaries.