The National Vice Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Henry Asante has called on the Electoral Commission to review the filing fees for Presidential and Parliamentary candidates.
He said government should make a budget for supporting Political Parties experiencing difficulties in paying filing fees.
Mr. Asante was speaking to GBC’s Radio Ghana at the party’s Bono Regional Delegate Congress in Sunyani.
The Bono Regional Delegates Congress of the PNC was on the theme “Building a stronger party at the Grassroots”.
It was attended by Regional and National executives of the party and about 150 delegates from the twelve constituencies of the Bono region. It was aimed at electing new executives of the party to spearhead its affairs of the party for the next four years.
All positions went unopposed with the exception of the Regional Chairman and the youth organiser position.
Speaking to GBC’s Radio Ghana, the National Vice Chairman of the PNC, Henry Asante said, “the PNC will cause a stir by garnering an unprecedented number of votes to win a parliamentary seat in the region.”
He however admitted the move will be difficult due to the dwindling number of votes for the party every four years.
On the filing fee for Presidential and Parliamentary candidates, Mr. Asante called for a review of the amount.
Mr. Asante challenged political parties especially the NPP and NDC to ensure peace before, during and after the December polls.
The Bono Regional Communications Director, Abdul Samad Nurideen said it will be difficult for parliamentary candidates of the PNC to wrest power from any current parliamentarian in the region.
But for the Bono Regional Chairman, Alanyina Sampana Sampson, the PNC is confident of winning a seat in the Bono region.
By: Austin Agyenim Boateng.