The Chairman of the Council of Elders for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings has expressed worry over the GHc420, 000 filing fee and nomination forms for aspiring presidential candidate hopefuls.
The former president believes the figure is on the high side.
“I doubt if anyone of us who has served with integrity, relying on our salaries can raise these filing fees unless we engaged in some unethical behaviour while in office; Unless we abused or misused our positions during our tenure,” the Founder said.
The former President said with the aspirants having barely two weeks to raise the high amount, a perception may be created that the party is being handed over to the highest bidder.
Flt Lt Rawlings made the call when the newly elected National Executive Committee of the party called on him at his Ridge office on Friday.
The party founder advised the National Executive Committee to review their decision and find alternatives to address the legitimate concern of raising funds to finance the presidential elections.
He admonished the newly elected executives to work assiduously to restore the integrity of the party even as they prepare for the uphill task ahead.