According to reports, the filing and nomination fee for presidential aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been reduced from GHC420,000 to GHC320,000.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the candidates will now have to pay GH¢300,000 instead of the GH¢400,000 that was earlier communicated by National Executive Council (NEC) to the aspirants.
It follows Wednesday’s crunch meeting by the Council of Elders and National Executive Council (NEC) after eight of the aspirants petitioned the council over the exorbitant fees.
A source has told Myjoyonline.com that the sale of nomination forms which closed on Tuesday, December 4, has now been extended to Saturday, December 8. The nomination fee of GH¢20,000, however, stands.
The date for the primaries has also been moved from January 19, 2019, to January 26, 2019.
The party’s executives are however yet to officially confirm the new development.