While everyone is crying Wolf especially the smaller political parties, Kofi Akpaloo, Presidential candidate for the Liberal Party of Ghana, however defends the Electoral Commission's action of increasing the filing fee for both presidential and parliamentary candidates.
Most of the presidential candidates who were interviewed on GH one TV about what they think about the new filling fee chastised the EC for the increment and blamed Mrs. Jean Mensa and the team for a deliberate attempt to deprive them of what is due them.
Speaking on the GH one newsroom TV program to the resilient Serwa Amihere Mr Akpaloo of the LPG asserted that if a person has lived about 40 years and has presidential ambitions he shouldn't have problems raising hundred thousand Ghana cedis. He added that such a person has worked long enough to accumulate the amount in question. Besides that they must have a network of financiers to help them out.
The presidential candidate said however that the increment in filing fee for parliamentary candidates is worrying. He explained that unlike presidential candidates, most of parliamentary candidates will be in their 20s and 30s and precisely because of that they may not be worth millions of cedis so as to afford the new filing fee pegged at ten thousand Ghana cedis. Mr. Akpaloo said categorically that he doesn't have problem with the hundred thousand cedis for presidential candidates and does not see anything wrong with it and he believes other presidential candidates shouldn't have problem either. "This not withstanding, the Electoral Commission should review that of the parliamentary candidates'", Mr. Akpaloo conjuctured.
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