National Youth Organizer for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Alhassan Basiru Nabila, has revealed that the 200k filling fee was a bone of contention within the party.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has announced ¢200,000 as filling fee for candidates who wish to contest on the party’s ticket as Presidential Candidates.
Persons vying for the National Chairmanship position of the party will pick the form at the cost of ¢100,000.
A statement signed by the Deputy Communication Director for CPP, Benjamin Nsiah, noted that the party seeks to encourage more women and the youth to contest the vacant positions in the party and so aspirants for the position of National Women Organizer and National Youth Organizer will file their form at a reduced cost of ¢20,000.
Candidates vying for the National Organizer and Vice Chairmen positions will file nominations at the cost of at GHS70,000.
Candidates will, however, pick nomination forms at a cost of GHS2000.
Interested persons have been advised by the party to pick up forms early so there can be adequate time to fill and file nomination .
Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka FM’s AM Drive Tuesday, Alhassan Basiru Nabila, noted that the figure quoted for the flagbearer position was subjected to voting as other members of the party had opposing views.
He explained that as a democratic party the CPP did not want to impose any amount with regards to the filing fees hence the decision to vote. He added that the 200k was accepted unanimously.
“They were challenges with regards oh how much candidates were supposed to pay and so we could not have imposed. If you look at the figure it’s obvious it’s a bit outrageous even subjecting it to voting was tough. Myself I even voted against the figure but at the end those who were for it won because the Party need funds and so had to go with the majority decision.” he said.
Alhassan Basiru Nabila revealed that former flagbearer for the party, Ivor Greenstreet confided in him that the figure is on the high side and that he wished something is done about it to enable him consider whether or not to contest the position.
CPP has also approved March 8 as date for the party’s congress and it will be held in Kumasi.
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