Spio-Garbrah is part of the eight flagbearer aspirants of the NDC that petitioned the Council of Elders of the party over the filing fee.
He picked the form following the reduction of the filing fee from GH₵400,000 to GH₵300,000 after the Council of Elders met to debate the filing fee.
A member of his campaign team, George Tetteh Wayo picked the form on his behalf.
Tetteh Wayo urged the executive members of NDC to ensure a fair and level ground for all the flag aspirants.
He joins five aspirants John Mahama, Joshua Alabi, Stephen Atubiga, Alban Bagbin, and Sylvester Mensah for the NDC race in January 2019.