Election 2016 Five presidential aspirants pick nomination forms

A Deputy General Secretary of the NDC Koku Anyidoho picked President Mahama's form on his behalf on Wednesday. The other four nominees picked theirs on Tuesday.

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Five presidential nominees have so far picked nomination forms from the Electoral Commission in a bid to contest and win the December polls.

The five are President Mahama who is contesting on the ticket of the NDC, Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People’s party (IPP), Akwasi Addai Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP) and Nana Agyenim- Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP).

President Mahama picked his form on Wednesday. A Deputy General Secretary of the NDC Koku Anyidoho picked it on his behalf. The other four nominees picked theirs on Tuesday.

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Kofi Akpaloo who was the first to pick the form said the IPP was the only alternative for governance now.

“We want people to know how serious we are, we will be the first party to submit our form. Everybody is going to vote for us. We are winning the elections and nothing is holding us back…. coming out with an idea has been a problem but money has never been a problem, so if you have good ideas, money will chase that idea.”

READ ALSO: EC’s filing fee: democracy is not the reserve of the rich – PPP

Presidential and parliamentary candidates are mandated to a filing fee of GH¢50,000 and GH¢10,000 respectively but several political parties have raised concerns with the pricing.

Both presidential and parliamentary candidates are expected to submit their forms between September 29 and 30, 2016.

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