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National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress, Mr. Kofi Adams is asking the National Executive Committee to peg filing fees for the flagbearer position of the party at five hundred thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 500,000.00 )
He says the opposition party needs funds as the NDC prepares for election 2020.
Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, he explained that though the party has not taken a decision yet, he will suggest to them to raise the filing fee higher.
"If you are ready to lead the party, you should be financially resourceful to raise money for the party for all its campaign activities," he said.
"You must equally be financially sound. If you cannot pay for your filing fees, how then are you able to lead a party that will need more funds to go into election 2020?" he quizzed.
Some have suggested that the filing fees for the flagbearership position of the party will be around three hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc350,000), but Mr. Adams says he would rather the executives raises it to above that figure (Ghc350,000) to five hundred thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 500,000).
NDC Ends Vetting Of Aspirants
The biggest opposition party completed vetting for persons vying to lead the party at the national level on Sunday.
In all, 93 aspirants were vetted, out of which four were disqualified and two voluntarily stepped down.
Sunday in particular, saw the vetting of aspirants for the positions of General Secretary, Vice Chairman and Chairman.
NDC commissions planning committees for national congress
Leadership of the NDC last week commissioned various planning committees in preparation towards its upcoming national congress.
The congress slated for November 3, will see the election of various national executive officers to take over administration of the party into the 2020 elections.
Mr. Kofi Adams, National Organizer of the party, said all is set for the committees to deliver on their mandate.
“The congress committee inaugurated will immediately plan into action. The various committees that have been put in place are calculated to achieve that objective,” he noted.
The party few weeks ago also elected executives to lead the party at the regional level.
After congress, processes for electing a flagbearer to lead the party will begin.
So far 11 NDC gurus, including former President John Dramani Mahama, have declared their intention to lead the party. However, political analysts believe the number could increase before the close of nomination ahead of the showdown on December 7, 2018, two clear years before the 2020 general elections.
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