The Electoral Commission has reminded presidential and parliamentary aspirants seeking to contest this year’s elections to submit their nomination forms by Friday, September 30.
A statement signed and issued by the Head of Communications at the EC, Mr. Eric Dzakpasu, asked them to submit nomination forms with the requisite filing fees in banker’s draft.
“Political parties can make bulk payments for their candidate at the head office of the Electoral Commission. Independent parliamentary candidates can only pay filing fees at the constituency level,” it stated.
The statement further urged candidates to write their names (without titles), age, sex and political parties in block letters at the back of the photographs accompanying their nomination forms.
“Candidates are also urged to take the contents of the statutory declarations seriously, understanding the full legal implications of admissions made under the oath.”
“They are to take note of the requirement under the law to ensure that their tax obligations are met in full or the need to make satisfactory arrangements in respect of tax obligations with the appropriate authority,” it added.
The statement also urged them to take note of the requirement to declare their assets to the Auditor-General “in order to meet eligibility criteria”.