PPP candidate files, appeals for reduction of filing fee
The presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Brigitte Dzogbenuku has submitted her nomination forms for the 2020 presidential polls.
She submitted the forms in person in the company of some party executives.
She used the opportunity to appeal to the EC to reduce the GHc100,000 filing charged presidential candidates.
“I am requesting for a discount on the nomination fees because I am a woman. As it stands, we have filed [the nomination form] but if you [EC Chair] finds in your heart to give us a discount, we will be happy for us. It will be a form of encouragement to other women to step up and not be deterred by money to the leadership position that women deserve in this country.”
On her part, the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa told the candidate the electoral body will consider her request.
“I think the appeal will go immediately on the forms, and we will present you with our decision shortly. Your proposal is something the Commission would consider because it is one of the things we discussed thoroughly, but we could not arrive at a conclusion. But it will still be discussed,” she said.