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NDC demands refund of election 2020 filing fees from EC

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The Functional Executive Committee of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC; is demanding the Electoral Commission to refund filing fees for its flagbearer and some parliamentary aspirants in the 2020 elections. 

In a statement sighted by Ghanatodayonline.com, the committee said it was making the demand in accordance with regulations 46 (1) and 46 (3) of CI, 127 which spells out a condition for a refund of deposit made to the presidential or parliamentary candidates. 

The statement explained, “A presidential or parliamentary candidate must obtain a minimum of 25 percent and 12.5 percent respectively in a general election to qualify for a refund, we will be grateful if you could refund their deposit into the NDC account with GBC Bank Limited, Accra-Newtown branch, A/C: 1181130011568” 

The party subsequently listed its candidates who met the legal thresholds for the refund. 

Read the NDC’s statement and list below:

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its judgement tomorrow Thursday, 4 March 2021 after hearing the election petition filed by former President John Mahama, challenging the 2020 presidential election results.

Mr Mahama has argued that neither he nor President Akufo-Addo crossed the threshold of more than 50 per cent to be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

He, therefore, does not understand why the Electoral Commission (EC) declared Nana Akufo-Addo the winner and the President-elect and has, subsequently, been sworn in.

Mr Mahama is praying the Supreme Court to order a rerun of the election between himself and Nana Akufo-Addo.

The first respondent which is the EC insists the second respondent, Nana Akufo-Addo crossed the constitutional threshold and was rightfully declared the winner.

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