CDD questions ‘outrageous’ filing fee for 2020 presidential aspirants [Video]


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Senior Programs Officer for the Center for Democratic Development Ghana (CDD-Ghana), Nana Kwabena Aborampah Mensah has questioned the fee set by the Electoral Commission (EC) for the filing of nominations for December’s presidential elections.

The EC, on Monday, September 14, 2020, opened nominations for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The nominations are to be filed from Monday, October 5, 2020, to Friday, October 9, 2020, with GHS100, 000 set as the filing fee for presidential candidates, and GHS10, 000 for parliamentary candidates

Mr. Mensah, in an interview on Citi FM’s Eyewitness News, questioned the rationale behind what he says are the outrageous fees demanded from aspirants.

“Come to think of it, every activity in the electoral process had been budgeted for, so why the need to put pressure on the aspirants? We are causing further strain on the public purse because the country already allocates huge sums of money for the conduct of elections, then there is the issue …