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Dec Polls: 14 Pay Filing Fees

Twelve political parties and two independent nominees on Monday, 10 October, beat the 12pm deadline to submit their filing fees to the Electoral Commission, after the court dismissed an injunction suit filed against the EC as far as the collection of the fees was concerned.

Some of the parties that made it include the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), the United Progressive Party (UPP), the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD), the National Democratic Party (NDP), the Independent People’s Party (IPP), United People’s Party (UPP), United Freedom Party (UFP), and Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent presidential nominee.

Although the IPP submitted a banker’s draft as payment for the presidential filing fee, it presented cash as payment for the fees of its parliamentary nominees, which was rejected by the EC.

The United Development System Party (UDSP) and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP) on the other hand, failed to make the deadline. Although the Convention People’s Party (CPP) got to the EC’s office a minute before the deadline, they went without a banker’s draft and so the EC has said it will need to meet over that particular case to take a decision.

Seventeen nominees submitted their forms to run for the 7 December polls.

Source:  radioxyzonline.com

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