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5 Parties Submit Filing Fees

The New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), the United Progressive Party (UPP), the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD), and Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent presidential nominee, have, on Monday October 10, submitted their filing fees to the Electoral Commission (EC) to enable them participate in the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The EC’s acceptance of the filing fees follows a court ruling dismissing an interlocutory injunction brought against it by the PPP. The PPP argued that it was arbitrary on the part to of the EC to have pegged the fees at GHS 50,000 for presidential aspirants and GHS 10,000 for parliamentary nominees.

All the parties and independent nominees had earlier submitted their nomination forms while they waited for the court to rule on the injunction.

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), the People’s National Convention (PNC), the All People’s Congress (APC), and the National Democratic Party (NDP) are yet to submit their fees. The deadline is 12pm Monday.

Source:  radioxyzonline.com

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