Court Dismissed PPP’s suit Over GHS50k fee

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An Accra High Court has give the Electoral Commission(EC)clearance to receive filing fee from presidential and parliamentary nominees.   

The case was heard on Friday, 7 October.

This essentially means the filing process for presidential and parliamentary candidates can continue without hindrance. An injunction was put on the process following the suit.

The court said it will give it reasons for dismissing the case on Monday, 10 October.

The court adjourned the case to today after Thursday’s hearing could not come off due to the Attorney General’s absence.

The party sued the EC on September 19 over the new filing fee which it described as “discriminatory, arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable”.

Apart from the GHS 50,000 fee for presidential nominees, the EC also fixed the filing fee for parliamentary aspirants at GHS 10, 000.

The PPP said although it was not seeking a reduction in the fees, it wanted a law to be put in place by which the EC would fix filing fees rather than the current situation where the fees are set “arbitrarily.

Source:otecfm102.9;Kumasi,story by Kwame Owusu Achiaw

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