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Election 2020: EC pegs filing cost for presidential candidates at GHC100K [ARTICLE]


The Electoral Fee of Ghana declared this on Monday, September 14, when it opened nominations for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The chairperson of the Fee, Madam Jean Mensa at a push conference in Accra outlined the method included in filing a nominations kind for the two presidential and parliamentary candidates.

The nominations are to be submitted from Monday 5th to Friday 9th Oct 2020.

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These submitting expenses are to be paid in banker’s draft.

“This year’s nominations will be various from preceding nominations. As you are all aware, we are operating in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consequence, the fee has launched a selection of measures to decrease human call and human site visitors and its routines and operations to a huge extent. Our dedication to promote and undertake a COVID-19 free election has largely informed and motivated the adjustments we have manufactured to our activities and the nomination process is not still left out,” Chairperson of the Electoral Fee, Jean Mensa stated.

The EC even more mentioned that candidates can only entry the types by means of one of a kind passwords to be presented to Common Secretaries of the many political functions.

The nomination sorts will be been given amongst 9:00 am and 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm just about every day all through the stipulated occasions.

Meanwhile, Ghanaians and some politicians have been reacting to the GHC100,000 submitting cost for presidential candidates.

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Deputy Common Secretary of the NDC Peter Boamah Otukornor explained to Starr News that the total is alternatively on the substantial and the EC must re-take into account it.

“I don’t know the thinking that went in the cost. I consider it is the greatest in recent times and I feel the EC will have to consider a second seem at it. This is an attack on our democracy and there is no justification of this hundred % increment from the last just one,” he observed.

Also commenting on the progress, the Communications Director of the Progressive People’s Bash Felix Mantey explained the Commission is getting arbitrary with the cost.

“This is outrageous and we can not accept it. We will fulfill the other political parties over it and then come to a decision the up coming technique to manage this make a difference. The volume is just as well high”.

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