EC Chair Charlotte Osei
The Electoral Commission has called on the various Presidential and Parliamentary candidates contesting in the 2016 elections to submit their filing fees by 12:00 noon on Monday.
The move follows the dismissal of the PPP’s suit against the EC’s collection of the fees by the High court on Friday.
The PPP argued that collecting the fees was in violation of a pending suit challenging the basis of the 500% hike in the filling fee by the election management body.
But the court dismissed the suit and differed their reasons for next week.
Below are details of a statement by the EC
SUBMISSION OF FILING FEES
All nominated candidates for the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections are hereby advised to submit the banker’s draft in respect of their filing fees to the Electoral Commission not later than 12:00 noon on Monday October 10, 2016.
The submission should be done as follows:
Presidential nominees are to submit their draft to the Returning Officer at the Head Office of the Commission;
Parliamentary nominees are to submit their draft to the Returning Officers at the District Offices of the Electoral Commission where their Constituencies are situated.
Political parties may alternatively pay for their parliamentary nominees at the Head Office of the Commission; but the banker’s draft for such nominees must be accompanied by a list of the party’s candidates on the party’s letterhead and properly signed by authorized party executives.
All nominees are reminded that this is an essential requirement for qualification to be accepted as a Candidate for the 2016 elections, as provided for by Regulation 8 (1) (b) of the Public Elections Regulations, 2016 C.I. 94.
ERIC KOFI DZAKPASU
Head of Communications
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