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NDC to EC: Mahama obtained 47%, refund filing fee

The law says a presidential or parliamentary candidate must obtain a minimum of 25% and 12.5% respectively in a general election “to qualify for a refund”

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has written to the Electoral Commission (EC) requesting for a refund of filing fees for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections as required by law.

Per the electoral laws of Ghana, a presidential or parliamentary candidate must obtain a minimum of 25% and 12.5% respectively in a general election “to qualify for a refund.”

The opposition NDC, in a letter signed by its general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah on the instructions of the Functional Executives Committee (FEC), requesting for refund of their filing fee deposits from the EC, accepts that its presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama, did indeed get 47% and Akufo-Addo 51%.

“We would be grateful if you could refund their deposits into the NDC accounts…” the letter directed the EC.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will on Thursday 4 March 2021 deliver its judgement in the Election 2020 petition hearing where Mahama is calling for a rerun.

Find below NDC’s letter to the EC:

Source: asaaseradio

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