NDC under fire over 400k filing fee

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been criticized on social media over GH¢400,000 filing fee for Presidential candidates.

According to reports, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NDC after a meeting on Wednesday 28th November 2018, settled on GH¢20,000 and GH¢400,000 as nomination forms and filing fees for Presidential candidates respectively.

The amount involved has got social media talking, while others are of the view that the sums involved suggests that one must be filthy rich to decide to file to be the presidential candidates for any political party, others have argued that the Presidential race is not for the “weak”.

Notable among the critics is a leading member and outspoken communication member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dela Coffie, who has accused the NDC of selling its presidential ticket to the highest bidder under the pretense of filing fee.

The party will however go to polls on 19th January 2019 to elect it's presidential candidate. 

Read Dela Coffie's full post below:

NDC Presidential race; nomination forms – Ghc 20,000(200million), filing fee – Ghc400,000(4billion)

Is the NDC on sale? We witnessed the abuse of our internal electoral process through the distribution of money to sway delegates to vote in certain directions in the just ended national delegate conference in Trade Fair-Accra. Some of the elements who have emerged through this abominable syndrome are even unfit for party office. Yet again, the presidential ticket is being sold to the highest bidder under the pretense of filing fee.

What does social democracy mean to our political leaders? What is the value of a political concept that preaches social justice and equitable distribution of resources, yet supports capitalist tendencies of a few greedy elites, and selected party patrons? While the majority of our party folks bear the wrinkles of social adversity, we glamorize leaders who are campaigning with illegal funds on the theory that if they win the election the end will justify the means?

I hardly recognize the NDC anymore.

Social democrats indeed!!!

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa