The National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams is pushing for the party’s presidential filing fee to be pegged at Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (500,000).
According to him, this will show that the elected flagbearer will be capable of marshaling the needed resources and financial wherewithal to prosecute the election 2020 campaign.
According to him, the party very badly needs the money to do so many things and the 500 thousand cedi filing fee will be one sure way of raking in good money for the party’s coffers.
The biggest opposition party is due to elect its flagbearer for the 2020 elections on December 7 2018.
Several bigwigs in the party including former president John Dramani Mahama, Professor Joshua Alabi, Mr. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, second deputy speaker of Parliament and Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah among others have indicated their intention to contest the party’s flagbearership position.
In all, there are about 10 or more people who have expressed interest and if each one of them is to part with 500 thousand cedis as filing fee, it means the party will rake in some five million Ghana Cedis (5, 000,000) or more.
It remains to be seen if the party will buy into Mr. Adams’ suggestion to peg the filling fee at such an obnoxious amount.