Presidential and parliamentary candidates for the twenty- five registered political parties are expected to pick nomination forms today from the offices of the Electoral commission of Ghana.
Presidential candidates are to pick their forms at the head office of the electoral commission while parliamentary candidate are to pick form from the district offices of the EC in their respective constituencies.
In an interview on Radio Ghana, Head of Communication of the Electoral Commission, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu stated candidates who pick forms must submit them on September 29 and 30.
The GHS50.000 and GHS10.000 set as the fee to be paid by prospective presidential and parliamentary candidates respectively, Mr. Dzapkasu notes is still in place until a review is announced adding “at the last IPAC [Inter-party Advisory Committee] meeting that [GHS50.000 and GHS10.000] was the amount set by the commission and put before the political parties and the stakeholders at the IPAC meeting and as we speak no review has come yet.”
He added that per rules governing the electoral process in Ghana, either the person who wants to contest or anybody who supports or has endorsed a person’s candidature can pick the nomination forms in his or her stead.
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