The John Mahama campaign team is counting on contributions from supporters to help raise money for the nomination forms and filing fees, to enable him contest in the party’s presidential primaries.
The National Democratic Congress, NDC, has set January 19, 2019, for its Presidential primaries, and nomination forms for the aspirants will cost GHc 20,000, while the filing fee will cost GHc 400,000.
On how the Mahama camp plans to raise the money, the campaign spokesperson, James Agyenim Boateng,speaking to Akua Nyarko Abronoma on Dinpa 91.3fm’s anopa Bosuo show today, Friday 30-11-18, said “we are counting on the goodwill of people.”
“Many people have been pledging support for former President John Dramanin M
ahama. I have followed many people who say they are more than ready to support raise the money to be able to buy the forms as well as be able to pay the filing fee and we are ready for the reception we are getting.”
Mr. Sylvester Mensah former CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) who doubles as one of the aspirants, has said that, there is no way he is going to pull out of the contest.
He confirmed he does not have the money though , saying he was expecting that, the previous filling fee pegged at GHC50,000 was going to be maintained, adding he is convinced of winning the race with the support of his many followers,
but still looking foward to see a reduction of the outrageous filling fee by the help of the national executive committee (NEC) of the NDC party an expectation Sammy Gyenfi, the national communications officer of the NDC has said will never happen.
Former President Mahama is viewed by some observers as the front-runner and he is expected to contest the primary against the likes of the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin; Joshua Alabi and Spio Garbrah among others.
A former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority, Sylvester Mensah; a former MCE of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu; Nurudeen Iddrisu; Stephen Atubiga and Goosie Tanoh, among others have also declared intent to contest the flagbearer position.
Mr. Sylvester Mensah-NDC Presidential Aspirant