Presidential hopefuls are expected to return with the completed nomination forms and the filing fee of Gh¢50,000 by September 30. Parliamentary candidates are also to pay 10,000.
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Some political parties have argued that the filing fee is expensive while others believe otherwise.
One of the leading parties against the increase in the filing fees, the Progressive Peoples Party has filed a suit in court on the matter.
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A week ago (September 29, 2016), the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei said twenty-three people have picked up nomination forms to contest this year’s presidential elections.
“So far 23 persons have picked up nomination forms to become Presidential candidates. This is made up of 16 political party presidential aspirants and 7 independent presidential aspirants.”