Almost all the flagbearer aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have scheduled a secret meeting for today, Friday, 30 November 2018, to, in a concerted manner with one voice petition the founder of the party, Mr Jerry John Rawlings over the GHS420,000 filing fee for flagbearer aspirants which a number of them have publicly described as “outrageous”.
Mr Stephen Atubiga, one of the flagbearer hopefuls said that:
“All the aspirants are meeting tomorrow [Friday] at a secret location to determine the way forward, after which we will write to the founder of the party to intervene, and also to other leaders of the party, our collective decision”.
All male flag bearer aspirants of the NDC are expected to pay GHS400,000 as filing fee while female flag bearer aspirants are to pay GHS200,000 and persons with disability aspiring to the same position are to pay GHS150,000.
The nomination form for the flag bearer slot is going for GHS20,000.
Also, the parliamentary aspirants are expected to pay GHS20,000 as filing fees. Female parliamentary aspirants will pay half of that.
The party took the decision at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday, 29 November at the party’s headquarters in Accra. According to the party, all aspirants have up to 10 days to submit the [properly filled forms].