The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold its presidential and parliamentary primaries on Saturday, May 13, 2023, to elect a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 elections.
According to the party, per its timetable outlined on Wednesday, January 18, interested individuals are expected to pick nomination forms from the party’s website or its headquarters.
Filing of nominations will take place between Wednesday, February 22 to Friday, February 24, 2023.
The submission and filing of forms would also take place from Monday, March 20, 2023, to Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Picking up of forms will begin from Monday 22nd to 24th of February 2023 on the party’s website at a fee of GH¢5,000 and submission at a fee of GH¢40,000 from March 20 to March 22. Subsequently, vetting for the aspirants will be held from 27th to 29th March.
Aspirants are expected to pick nomination forms from the party’s head office from the 22nd to 24th of February.
The party’s doors will be opened for submission of forms from the 20th to 22nd March 2023.
Vetting of the Presidential aspirants will also take place from 27th to 29th March.
Fee charges for picking up forms go for GH¢30,000 while the filing fees go for GH¢500,000.
However the party has stated that women and persons living with disabilities will pay 50% of all charges should they decide to pick forms to contest.
Giving details at a press briefing in Accra, General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Kwetey mentioned that the elections for both the presidential and parliamentary will be held in all constituencies.
The party also emphatically stated that SALL is not excluded from the elections.
So far, the names of three personalities — former President John Dramani Mahama; a former Minister of Finance, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, and a former Metropolitan Chief Executive of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu, have come up for the presidential contest.
BY Daniel Bampoe