The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, has submitted his nomination forms to contest as presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. Nana Akufo-Addo was at the Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters in person today [Thursday] to file his nomination forms.
The EC however temporarily refused to accept the filing fee from the NPP Flagbearer, when he submitted his forms.
The Electoral Commission (EC) refused to accept the filing fee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo when he submitted his forms today [Thursday].
The EC says this is temporary following a court injunction secured by the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) over the hike in the filling fees.
The EC however accepted the nomination forms of the NPP Flagbearer.
Speaking to Newsmen in Accra the EC’s Chairman Miss Chalotte Osei explained why they are rejecting the Banker’s Drafts.
The PPP filed a suit at the High Court in on September 19 seeking an interrogatory injunction to prevent the EC from receiving the nominations.
The PPP, among other things, is seeking a declaration that “the filing fee is arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable”.
It is also seeking a declaration that Regulation 45 of C.I. 94 is discriminatory, arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable.
Nana Akufo-Addo was the first presidential nominee at the EC headquarters to file his nomination forms.
OTECNEWS’ Paul Asante reported that the NPP Flagbearer was flanked by his Campaign Manager; Peter Mac Manu, Acing Party Chairman; Freddy Blay and the Acting General Secretary; John Boadu. Also present in support were the Former Finance Minister; John Osafo Marfo, the party’s National Women’s Organiser, Otiko Djaba and the Chairman of the NPP Council of Elders; C.K. Tedam.
Source, Otec fm, Kumasi, Story by Eric Asamoah/ Protocol and CJ Louis