Politics

NDC presidential aspirants to cough GH¢420k, primaries set for Jan. 19


Barring any last minute changes, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will go to the polls on Saturday, January 19, 2019, to select a candidate to lead them into the 2020 elections.

For the first time in the history of the largest opposition party, executives of the party at the branch, constituency, regional levels as well as national executives, will take place in the process to decide their flagbearer.

Myjoyonline is learning National Executive Council (NEC) of the concluded at their meeting Wednesday that nomination forms should sell at GH¢20,000 while candidates will have to pay GH¢400,000 as the filing fee.

However, female candidates will pay 50% less of the filing fee while there will be an additional reduction for aspirants with physical disabilities.

The party is expected to hold a news conference on Thursday, November 29, where further information about the process is expected to be put out.

The election originally scheduled for December 7, 2018, was put on hold to allow the newly elected national officers some time to plan for the presidential primaries.

The NDC a couple of weeks ago went to Congress and elected new national officers led by Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, to steer its affairs for the next four years. 

The Congress, which started on Saturday, November 17, ended in the wee hours of Monday, making it the most enduring it has organised in history.

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