The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) dragged the Electoral Commission to court, due to the high filing fees of GHc50,000 and GHc10,000 for both presidential and parliamentary aspirants respectively, but the court ruling dismissed the injunction suit, which sought to stop the Electoral commission from collecting the fees, pending the hearing of the case.
The party is therefore appealing to Ghanaians to help it pay an amount of GHC2.8 million as filing fees for its flagbearer and 275 parliamentary nominees for the December 7th, 2016 polls. The Flag bearer of the PPP, Papa Kwasi Nduom said the party is broke hence would struggle to pay the amount.
He said “Everybody is broke, the whole country called Ghana is broke that is why we went to the IMF so if you ask me whether we are broke PPP, it’s not an isolation. We live in a country which is largely broke so if Ghana is broke, PPP is broke.”