Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate aspirant, Sylvester Mensah as described as wrong, the National Executive Committee of the party’s decision to get the aspirants contesting the party’s presidential candidate slot to fund the primaries.
The national leadership of the party have argued that they have decided to peg the filing fees and nomination forms at a whopping 420 thousand Ghana Cedis because they need money to run the primaries.
But speaking on Accra based Asempa Fm and monitored by BestNewsGH.com, Mr. Mensah who is a former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority opined that ‘’it is improper, it is unethical and it not done anywhere in the world. There is no such practice as it were, that alludes to this method’’.
He continued ‘’ the issue is that if you are going for primaries, it is not the responsibility of the aspirants, those who want to lead the party, it is not their responsibility to fund the primaries, that is the fundamental error in that pricing. There is collective ownership of our party and the party has the primary responsibility of generating and raising funds for its activities, its congresses and its elections’’
Mr. Mensah further argued that he cannot mobilise that amount as a public officer and was part of those who have signed a petition, calling for a downward review of the amount and to get the national officers of the party who have openly voiced their support for one of the aspirants, former president John Dramani Mahama to recuse themselves from the processes that leads to the presidential primaries.