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Picking flagbearship forms will be illegal - Bagbin

Bagbin also warned that there will be consequences if the executives go ahead and rebuff their petition.

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Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin play

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin

Flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress, Alban Bagbin, has stated that it will be illegal on his part to pick up the nomination form for the presidential race.

He said since he is protesting against the monumental filing fee imposed by the party, it wouldn't be prudent to pick up the form.

“There’s a legal issue there. A legal issue that we believe has rendered all the process null and void. It is very clear in our constitution that the guidelines for the flagbearership race will have to be done in consultation with the Council of elders."

“We know that. And so, if you don’t do that and you proceed to do what you know is unlawful it means that all that process is null and void"
, he said.

Bagbin and seven other aspirants have petitioned the Council of Elders against the GHS 400,000 filing fee by the newly executives of the party.

“And that’s the difficulty in going to pick the forms because we ourselves will be participating in an unlawful process. That’s the main reason why I am not picking the forms,” he also said.

READ ALSO: Check out the reason why NDC is charging GHS 400k filing fee

Bagbin also warned that there will be consequences if the executives go ahead and rebuff their petition.

“It is not just my candidature that’s at risk, the whole party, the success of the whole party is at risk if they decide to treat with contempt the issue that we have raised."

 

“They are just taking it lightly and they think that it’s one of a show of power. I can tell you that the health and future of the whole party will be at risk if they think that they can be pushed and ruled by the mob.

“They should go on and do that and see. We are all in Ghana. They should see what will happen in future,”
he said.

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