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Politics of Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Source: GNA

Three candidates battle for PNC flagbearer position

All three persons have submitted their forms to contest the flag-bearer position of the party All three persons have submitted their forms to contest the flag-bearer position of the party

Three persons, all males, have filed nominations to contest the flagbearer position for the People’s National Convention (PNC).

They are; Mr. Samson Asaki Awingobit, Reverend Samuel Adjay and Mr David Apasera.

A total of 21 others also submitted their nominations to occupy various positions in the Party.

Mr Awingobit, after submitting his nomination form to the General Secretary, donated one air-condition to the Party Headquarters. He said it was in fulfilment of a promise he made to the Party and appealed to the Party’s delegates to vote for him to reposition the PNC to win the December polls.

Reverend Adjay said when made PNC flagbearer, he would “correct all the wrongs” and make the Party attractive to win the impending General Election. Mr Apasera said his aim was to build the Party and lead it to victory in December.

Mr Jacob Kwame Amoako, the Acting General Secretary of the Party in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the Party’s General Congress would be held on September 19th.He said due to the COVID-19, the filing fees for the positions had been reviewed down.

Mr Amoako said the flagbearer position fee, which was GHC50,000.00 had been slashed to GHC20,000.00 and the Chairman’s position fee is now GHC30,000.00.

The General Secretary’s position fee was also increased from GHC5,000.00 from GHC30,000.00 with the National Organizer and other positions moving from GHC2,000.00 from GHC10,000.00.

He stated that the deputies for the various positions would pay half the amount.Mr Amoako said the Party was poised to win the polls in December, claiming that social intervention policies such as the Health Insurance, School Feeding Programme, Free Education and GetFund were ideas of the PNC.