NDC primaries: North Tongu MP Ablakwa goes unopposed

The MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said he will run unopposed in the upcoming primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ablakwa shared the news on Facebook on Sunday (26 February), saying it comes as an opportunity to continue doing more for his constituents.

“We are running unopposed in the North Tongu NDC Parliamentary Primaries,” the former deputy education minister under the John Mahama administration wrote on Facebook. “Another reason to serve my beloved constituents better, stronger, harder and more innovatively.”

“As you very well know, I don’t and will never take your support for granted,” Ablakwa said.

NDC to elect presidential candidate on 13 May
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold its presidential primary on Saturday 13 May 2023 to elect a flag bearer for the 2024 elections.

It will also hold its parliamentary primary the same day, the general secretary of the NDC Fifi Kwetey told the media on Wednesday in Accra.

He said the opening of nominations will be from 22 to 24 February 2023. The submission and filing of forms will also take place from 20 to 22 March 2023.

The vetting of the aspirants will be held from 27 to 29 March 2023.

After the vetting, aspirants who have issues with the vetting process will have the opportunity to appeal from 30 March to 6 April 2023 before the main primaries on 13 May.

Filing fees
Parliamentary aspirants will pay a non-refundable fee of GHC5,000 for nomination and a filing fee of GHC40,000. Presidential aspirants will pay GHC30,000 as nomination fee and GHC500,000 as filing fee.

Female candidates and persons with disabilities will pay 50% of the approved fee.


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