General News of Wednesday, 5 December 2018
A flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kojo Bonsu, has given reasons why he failed to pick a nomination form within the stipulated time.
His spokesperson, Mohammed Alhassan said his boss did not pick forms because of a petition he and some other aspirants had filed to the party’s Council of Elders.
He said Mr Bonsu will only make a decision after he has heard from the Council of Elders.
The deadline for picking of forms closed on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, with only five out of the 12 aspirants picking forms.
Mr Kojo Bonsu is among seven other aggrieved aspirants in the NDC flagbearer race that have filed the petition.
The petitioners had accused some members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) of bias towards Mr Mahama.
Alban Bagbin, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Sylvester Mensah, Stephen Atubiga, Nurideen Iddrissu, Goosie Tanoh, Kojo Bonsu, and Elikplim Agbemava, are the aspirants that are signatories to the petition to the Council.
They have described the fees for nomination forms and filing as unreasonable.
The aspirants proposed that fees for collection of forms be made GHS 5,000 whiles the filing fees are made GHS100,000.
“We have sent our petition and hoping something better will come out from that petition. We believe in victory through unity and accountability and will continue to uphold and live by this no matter what comes our way,” he said.