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Filing Fees ROUND 1…Court Clears EC

Filing Fees ROUND 1…Court Clears EC

An Accra High Court on Friday dismissed an interlocutory application by the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) that sought to bar the Electoral Commission (EC) from collecting filing fees from Political Parties.

The PPP had wanted the court to stop the EC from collecting the fees until the determination of its suit challenging the legality of the fees.

But the court, presided over by Mr Justice Daniel Mensah, dismissed the application and adjourned the substantive case to Tuesday October 11, 2016.

PPP filed an application for injunction asking the court to restrain the EC from receiving GH¢50,000 fee for presidential candidates and GH¢10,000 for parliamentary candidates as filing fees.

According to them the fee is ‘too exorbitant and discriminatory’.
More soon….

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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October 8th, 2016

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