Ghana's largest opposition party receives $470,000 dollars from people who want to become president of the country

Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has received about $470,000 from seven presidential aspirants of the party.

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia

This was after the party took about $66,000 each from all the aspirants as the filing fee and nomination fee.

The General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia recently declared that the party was broke and needed money to fund its activities.

Therefore, there was a need for the party to raise funds to be able to carry out the activities.

Presidential aspirants initially were required to pay $87,000 each as filing and nomination fee. But some aspirants petitioned the council of elders of the party to intervene to reduce the fee.


Upon some deeper deliberations, the party concluded that the aspirants should rather pay $66,000 each.

The aspirants who have so far picked filed their nominations include, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin; former Vice Chancellor of University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Joshua Alabi; former President John Mahama, ex-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah and businessman Nurideen Iddrisu, former Minister of Trade and Industry Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and cadre, Goosie Tanoh.

The forms were received on behalf of the party by Johnson Asiedu Nketia, who indicated that the party would not disqualify any candidate based on clerical mistakes but examine the forms after which the candidates would be invited for vetting.

Although the election was scheduled to take place on January 26, 2019, an Accra Circuit court has placed an interim injunction on it hence it will have to be put on hold until further notice.


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