Two of the presidential aspirants for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alban Bagbin and Professor Joshua Alabi have submitted their nomination forms and filing fees of GHc300, 000 each despite their call for reduction.
The two submitted their forms today [Monday] December 17, 2018.
A team of national executives led by the party’sNational Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketsia, received Mr. Bagbin’s form.
After receiving the forms, Mr. Asiedu said: “Onthe surface, everything appears to be in order so I will proceed to sign toindicate that the party has officially received the forms.”
Speaking after his submission Mr Bagbin said: “Asa presidential aspirant, I assure you that with your support and prayers andour message of grassroots empowerment and commitment to the ending of the cycleof neglect that has plagued those who have served party and country, victorywill be ours in 2020.’’
Professor Alabi on his part challenged the party to find other alternatives in raising funds to sponsor activities of the NDC instead of the exorbitant fees charged.
“I am afraid for our party. For those of us who supported the amount, there will be a time, if we do not take care, they will be charging branch Chairman GHC1,000.We have to work and find innovative methods of rebuilding our country.Innovative methods to find employment for our teeming unemployed youth.”
“We are getting to a place in our country wherewe need to give hope to our people, and I am here to tell you that as aFlagbearer of the NDC, I am going to give Nana Addo one term. If my name isannounced as Flagbearer of the NDC, Nana Addo will start packing from theFlagstaff House,” said Mr. Alabi.