President Akufo–Addo is expected to file his nomination forms for the 2020 presidential elections later today, October 6, 2020 at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission in Accra.
He disclosed this on his Twitter handle yesterday,October5,2020.The presidential candidate for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) said the process will be done in person at the EC’s office.
The filing of nomination forms for all aspirants commenced on Monday, October 5, 2020.
Both presidential and parliamentary aspirants have from Monday to Friday, October 9 to submit their nominations.
The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) made available via its IT Department unique passwords to general secretaries of the political parties and independent aspirants for the online forms.
Addressing journalists last month, the Chair of the Commission, Jean Mensa, said this year’s process will be carried out under strict COVID-19 protocols, hence the availability of the nomination forms only online.
The protocols are expected to marginally reduce human contact and human traffic at the offices of the Commission.
Hence, only presidential candidates are supposed to submit the nomination forms, in quadruplicates, at the headquarters of the Commission in Accra.
They have between 9:00am and 12:00pm and 2:00pm and 5:00pm on each day to submit their forms.
Parliamentary aspirants are to submit their forms, also in quadruplicates, at the district offices to the District Returning Officers between the same times.
The filing fee is pegged at GH¢100,000 for presidential aspirants, GH¢10,000 for parliamentary aspirants.
Three others to file nominations today
The leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor, Dr. Hassan Ayariga of the All People’s Congress (APC), and Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, an Independent aspirant, are also expected to submit their completed nomination forms today at the EC’s headquarters.