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General News of Friday, 30 November 2018


GHS420K Fee: 'I'll consult juju if need be' – Atubiga

Mr Stephen Atubiga, one of the flagbearer hopefuls of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said if need be, he will consult the juju realm to help him raise the GHS420,000 filing fee.

The handyman-turned-politician said he will not allow any obstacle to prevent him from contesting the flag bearer slot of the biggest opposition party ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

When asked on the ‘Citizen Show’ on Accra100.5FM hosted by Kwabena Bobie Ansah on Thursday, 29 November whether he will be able to raise that amount, he said: “Oh yes, I can raise the money. Even if it requires that Nana Agradaa has to print money for me, I will consult her. I really mean business to lead the NDC.”

All male flag bearer aspirants of the NDC are expected to pay GHS400,000 as filing fee while female flag bearer aspirants are to pay GHS200,000 and persons with disability aspiring to the same position are to pay GHS150,000.

The nomination form for the flag bearer slot is going for GHS20,000.

Also, the parliamentary aspirants are expected to pay GHS20,000 as filing fees. Female parliamentary aspirants will pay half of that.

The party took the decision at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday, 29 November at the party’s headquarters in Accra. According to the party, all aspirants have up to 10 days to submit the [properly filled forms].