EC rejects filing fee of presidential hopefuls

The presidential nominee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akuffo Addo today (Thursday) submitted his nomination form but his filing fee was rejected by the EC pending a court ruling on the filing fee.

 

New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nana Akuffo Addo presented his nomination form today (Thursday) at the EC headquarters in Accra.

The Presidential nominee of the United Front Party (UFP), Nana Agyenim Boateng was also at the EC office to file his nomination.

The EC is not accepting the filing fees yet because the Progressive People’s Party has sued the Commission over the ‘high’ filing fees for presidential and parliamentary aspirants.

The plaintiff is among other things seeking the court to declare that “the filing fee is arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable”.

The PPP is further seeking a declaration that Regulation 45 of C.I. 94 is discriminatory.

The EC is charging GHC50, 000 as nomination fee for persons seeking to run for president and GHC10, 000 for parliamentary aspirants.

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