NDC's GHS 400k filling fee is a seed for corruption - Kweku Azar

The NDC will go to the polls on January 19, 2019 to elect a flagbearer to lead them into the 2020 general elections.

Professor Asare is popularly referred to as Kwaku Azar

He contends that such a huge amount just to contest for a flagbearer of a political party is a breed fro corruption.

In a post of Facebook, Kwaku Azar wrote: “We cannot sit down silently for the seeds of corruption to be planted only to find our voice when the planters harvest their fruits.“I propose that no political party should be allowed to charge filing fees that exceed 10% of the annual salary of the office being sought. Furthermore, I propose that filing fees be waived entirely if a candidate can get 100,000 signatures for the presidential flag bearer position (10% of registered voters for parliamentary flag bearers)".

Earlier today, the National Executive Committee of the NDC announced that All male flag bearer aspirants of the NDC are expected to pay GHS 400,000 as filing fee while female flag bearer aspirants are to pay GHS200,00 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 GHS 20,000 as filing fees.Female parliamentary aspirants will pay half of that.

Kwaku Azar also added that: "Our Constitution frowns upon moneycracy but we seem not to pay attention to it. We must decide whether we want to run a democracy or a moneycracy.”


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