NPP charges GH¢20,000 as filing fees in ‘orphan’ constituencies

Politics of Friday, 12 July 2019



John Boadu, General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party

Ahead of the 2020 general elections, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has issued guidelines and modalities for persons who would like to contest for positions in constituencies where the party does not have sitting.

Filing fees for aspirants in the said constituencies has been pegged at GH¢20,000.

But before this, all aspiring parliamentary candidates are expected to procure nomination forms after payment of non-refundable application fee of GH¢2,000 in bankers draft at the party’s headquarters in Accra.

A statement signed by the party’s General Secretary reads “To successfully file his/her nomination filing nomination, an APC shall pay a non-refundable filing fee of Twenty Thousand Ghana cedis (GHC20,000.00) in Bankers Draft in favour of the NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ACCRA”.

John Boadu in the statement, warned all aspiring candidates to strictly adhere to the rules of engagement or risk being sanctioned or disqualified for flouting any of the directives.

Giving details of the guidelines, the party’s General Secretary said NPP will open nominations for aspiring parliamentary candidates from July 20 to 3rd August with the primaries scheduled for September 28.

Read below the full statement concerning the guidelines and modalities from the party’s General Secretary.