Election 2016 Akua Donkor, Odike pay filing fee

Presidential and parliamentary candidates are expected to pay a fee of Gh¢50, 000 and Gh¢10, 000 respectively.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Presidential nominee of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) Madam Akua Donkor and Akwasi Addai of the United Progressive Party (UPP) have submitted their banker's draft for the payment of their filing fee to the Electoral Commission (EC).

Presidential and parliamentary aspirants who have submitted their nomination forms to the Electoral Commission have a deadline of 12pm on Monday, October 10 to submit their filing fee in the form of banker’s draft.

READ ALSO:Election 2016 EC given go-ahead to receive filing fee

The directive comes at the back of a court’s dismissal of a case by the Progressive People's Party (PPP) seeking to stop the EC from charging the fees which it described as "astronomical".

Presidential and parliamentary candidates are expected to pay a fee of Gh¢50, 000 and Gh¢10, 000 respectively.

READ MORE:Election 2016 Over 7000 observers to be deployed on election day

17 presidential candidates have so far filed their nomination in a bid to contest the December 7 polls.


The Electoral Commission (EC) has asked political parties to submit their filing fees by Monday, October 10.

The directive follows a court ruling against an application for an injunction seeking to restrain the EC from going ahead with the receipt of filing fees from presidential and parliamentary candidates by the Progressive People's Party (PPP).

The substantive matter as to whether the EC can receive the said amount as filing fee was also adjourned to Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

“All nominated candidates for the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections are hereby advised to submit the banker’s draft in respect of their filing fees to the Electoral Commission not later than 12:00 noon on Monday, October 10, 2016,” a statement signed by the EC’s Head of Communications, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu noted.

The statement added: "Presidential nominees are to submit their draft to the Returning Officer at the Head Office of the Commission.

"Parliamentary nominees are to submit their draft to the Returning Officers at the District Offices of the Electoral Commission where their Constituencies are situated.

"Political parties may alternatively pay for their parliamentary nominees at the Head Office of the Commission, but the banker’s draft for such nominees must be accompanied by a list of the party’s candidates on the party’s letterhead and properly signed by authorised party executives."

Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Ghana Media Blame gov’t communicators for ‘media sabotage’ – Tarzanbullet
2 Parliamentary ballot GCPP occupies first position, NDC 3rd, NPP 5thbullet
3 Election Litigation Court moves hearing of PPP’s case against EC to...bullet
4 Election 2016 EC to begin balloting for parliamentary candidates todaybullet
5 Election 2016 Kalyppo not good for adults – Chief of Staffbullet
6 Kalyppo Challenge Chief of Staff comments misconstrued - Gov'tbullet
7 Parliamentary Ballot Third spot represents our 'John 3:16'...bullet
8 Election 2016 PNC treasurer denies arrest allegationbullet
9 Election 2016 58 chiefs in Ashanti declare support for...bullet
10 Debate Challenge Respond to Bawumia’s 170 questions...bullet

Top Videos

1 "The Minutes" EIU predicts win for NPPbullet
2 Election 2016 Hassan Ayariga dancing to Shatta Wale's Kaikaibullet
3 Pulse Elections Nana Addo will win by 53% - Gonga chief predictsbullet
4 Audio Kennedy Agyapong defends Wontumi; says MP deserves more beatingsbullet
5 Election 2016 KMA Assembly Members trade blowsbullet
6 Montie FM Saga Street hawkers engage in heated argument over...bullet
7 #PulseElections The Ghanaian Election Campaign is taking a twistbullet
8 Election 2016 President Mahama allegedly sharing moneybullet
9 Election 2016 IEA rolls out #IWantToKnowCampaign in Kumasibullet
10 Pajero car gift NPP calls for probe in to Akua Donkor...bullet