Election 2020: GH¢100,000 nomination filing fee Expensive - PPP

The Progressive Peoples Party says the GH¢100,000 nomination filing fee fixed by the Electoral Commission is too high.

According to the PPP, it is a difficult decision coming at a difficult time, the General Secretary of the PPP, Papa Kow Ackon.

Presidential and parliamentary aspirants for the December 7, 2020 Elections in Ghana are to file their nominations from October 5th to 9th, 2020, the Electoral Commission (EC) has announced.

The Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa made this known at a press briefing Monday evening, [September 14, 2020].

The nomination fee for presidential aspirants is GH¢100,000. This is a 100 percent increase from GH¢50,000 fee which was paid in 2016.

That of parliamentary aspirants, is GH¢10,000, same as what was paid in 2016

Unlike in the past where aspirants picked up the nomination forms from the office of the EC, this year the forms have been uploaded on the website of the EC.

Aspirants are therefore to download their forms from the EC website and submit it as part of measures to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In the past, the EC used just two days for the filing of nominations but this year, it has been increased to five days