You’ve no moral right to complain about EC’s GHc100k filing fee-Akomea to Nketiah

Director of the State Transport Corporation (STC) Nana Akomea has questioned why General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is speaking against the GHc100,000 filing fee for presidential candidates.

Mr. Akomea who is a former Communication Director for the NPP said the NDC’s chief scribe does not have the moral right to speak against the cost when the NDC as a party, charged presidential aspirants GHc400, 000 during their primaries and later reduced it to GHc300,000 after they were widely criticised.

In a post on Facebook, he wrote: ”Heard the NDC general secretary speaking vehemently against the ghc100,000 presidential filing fees announced by the electoral commission.

I wished the electoral commission would consult/engage the political parties before such announcements.

But the NDC secretary’s reaction, l believe, is just one of those things that puts us politicians into disrepute.

The ndc had imposed a ghc420,000 filing fees on their presidential aspirants.
This was met with loud protests from all but one of the presidential aspirants, which protests were ridiculed by the same general secretary. Eventually the filing fees were reduced from ghc420,000 to ghc300,000.

Now when a political party imposes filing fees of ghc300,000 on its own aspirants for an internal election, how is it now protesting at filing fees of ghc100,000 for a national election?”