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01 October 2016

PPP fee saga: EC wrong – Kofi Akpaloo

kofi-akpalooThe decision of the Electoral Commission (EC) to accept the banker’s draft of GHS50, 000, being the filing fee for the presidential aspirant of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), was wrong, flag bearer of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), Kofi Akpaloo has said.

The EC rejected the filing fees of the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo as well as other presidential aspirants who submitted their forms on Thursday. However, it collected that of the PPP as it submitted its presidential nominee’s forms on Friday September 30.

In Mr Akpaloo’s view, “the EC should not have taken the money because when Akufo-Addo came with the banker’s draft, they refused to take it, so, I do not see why they should go ahead and take PPP’s gift”.

In an interview with Class91.3FM’s Kwesi Parker-Wilson, Mr Akpaloo explained that even though the PPP added the banker’s draft to their submitted documents, the EC should have returned it.

Mr Akpaloo, who submitted his presidential nomination forms a day earlier, maintained that he did not add the fees to his forms because he had heard that the EC was not accepting the fees due to the suit filed by the PPP.

The PPP has filed a suit against the EC in connection with the GHS50,000 filing fee for presidential nominees, leading to an injunction placed on some aspects of the filing process.

 

Source: classfmonline.com

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