Mahama picks 2016 presidential forms

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 Source: 3 News

President John Dramani Mahama has picked nomination forms to contest the 2016 presidential elections.

The forms were picked on behalf of the president by a Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho.

Mr Anyidoho was at the office of the Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday, September 14 to pick forms for his party’s leader.

The Commission opened nominations for aspirants on Tuesday. Each presidential aspirant, for now, is expected to pay GH¢50,000 while parliamentary aspirants would pay GH¢10,000.

Mr Anyidoho told journalists that the decision by the EC to charge those amounts as filing fees are administrative and in line with their mandate, without recourse to political parties.

“The day you allow to begin to take administrative decisions for the Electoral Commission, you have messed up the whole process,” Mr Anyidoho asserted.

Source: 3 News

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