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NDC's Council of Elders meet over 'outrageous' filing fee

The Council of Elders were petitioned by eight of the flagbearer aspirants led by the 2nd Deputy Speaker  of Parliament, Alban S.K Bagbin.

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The Council of Elders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are currently in a meeting to resolve the impasse on the filing fees for flagbearer aspirants.

The GHS 400,000 filing fee announced by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party has caught the ire of majority of the flagbearer aspirants.

The NEC is expected to brief the Council of Elders under the Chairmanship of Founder and ex-President Jerry John Rawlings on what informed their decision and chart the way forward for the party.

Though the window for the purchase of the nomination forms elapsed yesterday, some of the aspirants that couldn't pick their forms believe this meeting will offer them a second chance.

READ ALSO: I can't mobilse GH¢420,000 filing fee - Bagbin plans to exit NDC race

The Council of Elders were petitioned by eight of the flagbearer aspirants led by the 2nd Deputy Speaker  of Parliament, Alban S.K Bagbin.


The others who signed the petition were: Elikplim Agbemava; a former Minister of Trade, Ekow Spio-Garbrah; a former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah; a former Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu; Nurudeen Iddrisu; Stephen Atubiga and Goosie Tanoh.

According to the petitioners, specific issues they had with the guidelines for the election were that the NEC did not meet the procedural requirements set out in Article 42 (1) (f) of the NDC constitution for publishing electoral guidelines.

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