Hassan Ayariga’s All People’s Congress has welcomed the 500% hike in the filing fee for presidential candidates in the 2016 elections, but says the amount is too small.
The EC after a meeting with the party’s Thursday increased the presidential filing fees from the previous GHC10,000 to GH¢50,000 while that of the parliamentary candidates was moved from GHC¢1,000 to GH¢10,000.
While the New Patriotic Party has raised concerns over the amount, the ruling NDC says it has no issues with it.
In a statement signed by its General Secretary Razak Kojo Opoku, the APC said even though the changes are in order, the EC should have considered a further upward review of the presidential fee.
Cartoonist Makaveli picks up the issue today.
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