NDC Council of Elders Orders Party’s NEC To Reduce Cost Of Filing Fees
Reports suggest that the Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has ordered the National Executive Committee (NEC) to reduce the cost of filing fees for flag bearer aspirants. It is understood that GH¢100,000 has been swept off from the GH¢420,000 cost of filing fees.
Information reaching Modernghana.com indicate that the council of elders arrived at the decision after holding a meeting with the NEC at the Party’s headquarters today for several hours.
A number of aspirants raised concerns about the high cost of the filing fees when it was announced last week by the Party’s General Secretary that they are to pay the huge sum of money.
In line with that Mr. Goosie Tandoh and some other aspirants petitioned the council of elders and founder of the NDC Mr. Jerry John Rawlings to do something about the cost of the filing fees. From information we are receiving it seems their wish has been granted.
Even though the reports are yet to be confirmed by the party, flag bearer-aspirants would be required to pay GH¢320,000 as nomination and filing fees instead of the initial GH¢420,000.
It is understood that the Council of Elders have additionally suggested that the period for the picking of nomination forms should be extended to Saturday, 8 December 2018 while the presidential primary should be moved from 19 January 2019 to 26 January 2019.
All things being equal, the party will soon release a statement to clarify the reports.