In preparation for the approaching primaries, over 800 people have taken up nomination forms to run on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket for a number of parliamentary seats across the nation.
On March 20, 2023, the candidates who have picked up the nomination forms are anticipated to submit them.
In an interview with Citi News, Kakra Essamuah, the chairman of the NDC’s internal elections committee, stated that everything has been proceeding according to plan.
“Right now, there is an idea. About 800 persons have [started the process] online. We cannot be sure of how many will file until the final day. But, all the challenges have been resolved and no one had difficulties with the process.”
In order to select a flagbearer and parliamentary candidates for the 2024 elections, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold its presidential and parliamentary primaries on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
According to the party’s timeline, interested parties are asked to pick up nomination forms from the party’s headquarters or website.
Four people have so far picked up the forms for the presidential primaries.
Also, from Monday, March 20, 2023, to Wednesday, March 22, 2023, forms may be submitted and filed for a cost of GHC40,000.
The aspirants’ vetting will thereafter take place from March 27 through March 29.
The cost of picking up forms is GH30,000, while the cost of submitting is GH500,000.
But, the party has announced that if women and people with disabilities choose to pick up forms to contest, they will pay 50% of all fees.
All constituencies will hold both the presidential and parliamentary elections.
However, the party emphasized that SALL is not disqualified from the polls.
Four people are currently preparing for the presidential race: former President John Dramani Mahama; former Minister of Finance Dr. Kwabena Duffuor; former Metropolitan Chief Executive of Kumasi Kojo Bonsu; and private businessman Ernest Krobeah.