An aspirant in the National Democratic Congress aspirant race, Mr Alban S.K Bagbin has given indications that he will exit the race if the party’s Council of Elders fail to impress on the national executives to reduce the filling fee.
He said his decision had become necessary because the GHc 420,000 meant that only the elite within the NDC could lead it.
Mr Bagbin who is also the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament told Okay FM (today) that although he could mobilize the amount, he believed in the principle of inclusion.
“I will not pick the form if the amount is not reviewed. I joined the NDC because of its believe/ in inclusion irrespective of your background. It looks as though now everything is about money, money, not leadership qualities,” he said.
He said it appeared the national executives of the party were trying to tilt the race in favour of one candidate.
“ It doesn’t look like the National executives are offering everybody a level playing field”he stated.
He said monetisation of the process had the tendency to breed corruption because it meant the winner must necessarily reward the big contributors to the campaign.
Meanwhile, the camp of President John Dramani Mahama has begun a fund raising campaign to finance his campaign and filling fees.
Some members of Parliament as well as mobile money shoe code have been launched to that effect.