I’ve not betrayed my colleagues – Alabi

 Prof Alabi

Prof Alabi

Professor Joshua Alabi, one of the flagbearer hopefuls of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has insisted that he has not betrayed his other contenders who are fighting en-bloc for the leadership of the party to reduce the filing fee.
“I’m among those who are calling for a reduction of the filing fee because it’s outrageous, I only declined not to append my signature to the resolution they tabled before the Elders because of the aspect of the threats they issued in the petition.

“In the first place we are all contesting individually and if we’re embarking on an action of the sort, we should all agree unanimously on a plan, if we have come up with a petition and there’s some aspect that needs to be changed should be considered.

“I have not betrayed them as it may seem because I wasn’t a signatory to the petition although I support their course, if I had signed it and went ahead to pick the form then that will mean a betrayal to the others.

“I’ve been able to raise the GHȻ400,000 filing fee to enable me to contest in the upcoming presidential primary of the National Democratic Congress, I don’t have that kind of money but I’ve had massive support from well-wishers and the grassroots, I
ought to seal my inclusion in the contest while I fight alongside for the excessive fee to be reduced,” Prof Alabi maintained.

He picked up his nomination form on Tuesday in his bid to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections despite a petition to the party’s Council of Elders to reduce the filing fee.

The two-day window for aspirants to pick forms closed on December 4 with five out of the 12 presidential aspirants picking forms which included former President John Mahama, Prof Alabi, Stephen Atubiga, Alban Bagbin and Sylvester Mensah.

The petition to the NDC Council of Elders by eight of the presidential aspirants is yet to receive response making it unknown if there’ll be a change in the GHȻ420,000 being charged for the nomination and filing fees. –kasapafmonline.com

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