Joshua Alabi set to join Mahama; picks form today

The aggrieved aspirants, led by Alban Bagbin, have described the GHS 400,000 filing fee as reversal on the principles in which the NDC was formed.

Joshua Alabi

Prof. Alabi is set to beat today's deadline and join former President John Mahama as the only candidates that have picked up their nomination forms.

Though he will be picking up the forms, Professor Alabi is part of the eight (8) other aspirants that are protesting against the huge filing fee imposed by the NEC of the party.

Explaining why he has decided to pick the form though he is protesting against the fees, Professor Alabi said: “I’ve had a lot of calls and the advise to me is to pick up the forms and continue with the fight for the reduction of the GHC400,000. I believe that I should really tune myself as an aspirant by picking the form and fight to really see to the reduction of the GHC400,000”.

The NDC at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday, 29 November at the party’s headquarters in Accra, resolved that all male flag bearer aspirants 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.

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