The Electoral commission is complying with the court order by refusing to take the filing fees of political parties.
More parties are submitting their forms, the New Patriotic Party NPP, United Front Party UFP, United Progressive Party UPP and the All Peoples congress APC have all submitted their forms at the office of the EC’s headquarters.
Mrs. Charlotte Osei after the form submission of the NPP said forms will be accepted to begin with the vetting and the acceptance process but not the bankers draft of the filing fees.
She added that the EC is complying with the courts order, further information she said will be communicated to the media later.
The Progressive People’s Party has initiated legal process at the Accra High Court to restrain the Electoral Commission from going ahead to receive nomination fees from aspirants seeking to contest this year’s general elections.
The Commission is requiring GHC50,000 from presidential candidates whiles parliamentary candidates pay GHC10,000 for the nomination forms on Thursday and Friday, set dates for the forms submission.
But the Progressive People’s Party has sued the Commission over the fees, filed an interlocutory injunction application Wednesday afternoon to stop the EC from going ahead to receive the said fees together with the nomination forms from Thursday.
The amount, which was announced by the EC on September 8 at an Inter Party Advisory Committee, has been described by many political parties as outrageous, triggering the lawsuit by the PPP.
The EC has complied by refusing to take the filing fees of parties who have so far submitted their forms.
By: Maame Yaa Emefa Coffie