NDC to elect flagbearer on May 6; filing fee is Ghc 500,000

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Party members who are interested in running for president of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the opposition party, in 2024 must pay filing fees of 500,000 and nomination fees of 30,000 each.

On Saturday, May 6, voting for both the presidential and parliamentary candidates will take place simultaneously.

The party’s Functional and National Executive Committee (NEC) made this decision during a meeting on January 5th.

It was resolved at the same meeting that candidates for parliament would also have to pay 5,000 for nomination forms and 40,000 as a filing fee.

According to the schedule provided, nominations will be accepted from February 22 until February 24, 2023.

However, the dates for submitting and filing forms are Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22.

During this time, hopefuls would be vetted between March 27 and March 29, 2023, and those who felt mistreated might appeal from March 30 to April 6.

Read the full statement below:

Pls be informed of the following major decisions at NEC meeting today 5/01/2023.

1 That all regions should immediately resolved outstanding issues in the branches and constituency elections to pave way for next programmes of the party

2.That all regions should prepare 2day Thank You programmes for National executives to execute be4 the end of January. That this should be followed by Orientations of New executives at all levels of the party

3.It was also agreed that both Presidential and Parliamentary primaries take place concurrently

4.The common schedule for both primaries is as follows:

a)opening of nomination for Presidential/Parliamentary primaries is from. 22nd –24th February’s, 2023

b)Filing–20th–22nd March

C)Appeals by aspirants 30th March –6th April

d) Elections 6th May 2023

5. Fees

a) Parliamentary forms at ghc5000 and filing fees is ghc40,000

b) Presidential ,forms ghc50, 000and filing feesis Ghc500,000

6.All appointees of the party at all levels are to remain at post until ending of May 2023.However, if executives at any level have special case regarding any appointee ,they can call for the matter to be resolved.

7. The ward coordinators elections is to take place from1st –7th February, 2023.

It is only the ward coordinator who is to be elected but ward secretary, organiser,women and You organisers are to be appointed by constituency executives on recommendations of the ward coordinators

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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