General News of Tuesday, 4 December 2018
An aspiring flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has called for the resignation of two top officers of the party.
According to him, the chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, and the general secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, need to step aside.
This, he explained, is because they have compromised their positions and can therefore not be trusted.
“Obviously, these are people who have already declared support for a candidate, so on the basis of principles, it is fair that they step aside for a fair process,” he said.
He went ahead to say that the executives are committing an illegality by deciding on a filing fee without consulting the council of elders.
One of the aspirants, Professor Joshua Alabi, has indicated the he may raise the GHC400,000 demanded by the party.
He revealed that he has been receiving calls from the grassroots in that respect, so he is ready to secure the funds to settle the filing fees.
He nonetheless noted that his ability to raise the money does not mean the fee is not outrageous.