The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), yesterday opened nominations for its upcoming presidential and parliamentary primaries slated for April 25, 2020.
Aspiring presidential candidates will be required to pay GH¢200,000 as filing fees, the party’s General Secretary, John Boadu disclosed last week.
The flagbearer aspirants will pay a non-refundable application fee of GH¢20,000 for nomination forms.
The presidential nomination forms would be available at the office of the General Secretary.
Thereafter, “a Presidential Vetting Committee (PVC) shall be established to examine and vet the candidature of every aspirant for the presidential nomination of the party to ensure that such persons qualifies to contest for the Office of the President of the Republic,” a statement from the party said.
Aspiring parliamentary candidates, on the other hand, would pay a non-refundable filing fee of GH¢20,000 and a GH¢2,000 application fee.
Mr Boadu indicated that “all aspiring parliamentary candidates other than the sitting Members of Parliament shall pay a Party Development Fee of GH¢30,000.
“However, women, youth and persons with disabilities (PWDs) would enjoy a rebate of 50 per cent on the filing fees and Development Levy. By this, they will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of GH¢27,000.”