By Iddi Yire, GNA
Accra, Sept. 30, GNA - Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, presidential nominee of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) on Friday filed his nomination papers with the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the December 7, presidential election.
Dr Nduom's nomination papers were filed on his behalf by the National Chairman of the PPP, Dr Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond.
The Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, however, accepted the bankers draft for the filing fee; questioning why the PPP had filed an injunction at the high court, and yet decided to make the payment.
The filing fees for a presidential candidate is GH¢50,000, while that of a parliamentary candidate is GH¢10,000.
Dr Nii Brew-Hammond in an interaction with the media explained that, the party was in court to uphold and defend the constitution.
He said it is a constitutional requirement that any increment in the filing fees be made by the EC through a legislative instrument.
Dr Nii Brew-Hammond explained that the PPP was a law abiding party and would like to comply with the requirements of the EC while it waited for the court's ruling.
Warrant Officer Class One Richard Nison Tetteh, presidential nominee of the United Development System and Dr Henry Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party also filed their nomination papers.
This brings to 12 the number of presidential candidates who have filed nominations with the EC to contest the December 7 election.