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Court Orders EC To Suspends GH₵50,000 Filing Fees

3333The Electoral Commission (EC) refused to accept the filing fee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo when he submitted his forms today [Thursday].

The EC says this is temporary following a court injunction secured by the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) over the hike in the filling fees.

The EC however accepted the nomination forms of the NPP Flagbearer.

The PPP filed a suit at the High Court in on September 19 seeking an interrogatory injunction to prevent the EC from receiving the nominations.

The EC opened nominations earlier in September and pegged the filing fees for presidential hopefuls at GHc 50,000 and that of parliamentary nominees at GHc 10,000.

Some aggrieved parties subsequently asked the EC to review the amount describing it as “exorbitant.”

The Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom led PPP followed its concerns with a suit seeking the interrogatory injunction to prevent the EC from receiving the nominations.

Nana Akufo-Addo was the first presidential nominee at the EC headquarters to file his nomination forms.

Radioxyzonline source reported that the NPP Flagbearer was flanked by his Campaign Manager; Peter Mac Manu, Acing Party Chairman; Freddy Blay and the Acting General Secretary; John Boadu.

Also present in support were the Former Finance Minister; John Osafo Marfo, the party’s National Women’s Organiser, Otiko Djaba and the Chairman of the NPP Council of Elders; C.K. Tedam.

 

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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