Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) from the Asawase constituency in Ashanti region have picked presidential nomination forms for former President John Mahama.
The Mahama loyalists paid the GHC20,000 non-refundable fee for the forms as announced by the party last week.
Several other supporters in Accra also thronged the Cantonment office of the former President to donate passionately to enable him meet the GHC400,000 filing fee after an open donation appeal by the Mahama campaign team.
Some 97 Members of Parliament who have declared support for the candidature of the former President have raised over GHC600,000 for him.
Former NDC Ashaiman constituency Chairman and businessman Alhaji Shadad Omar Jallo has pledged to doll out a whopping GHC200,000 towards the payment of ex President John Mahama’s, GHC 400,000 filing fee for the Flagbearer contest of the party.
Former Deputy Minister of Communications, Felix Kwakye Ofosu who made the revelation on Joy FM’s News File show on Saturday, further disclosed that a group of 420 people of which he’s part have also come together to raise monies to pay off the filing fees.to support
Meanwhile, nine of the aspirants have written to the Council of Elders of the party to intervene in the hefty GHC400,00 being charged as filing fee.
The aspirants including Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Alban Bagbin say the amount is unreasonable blaming the party’s general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia of skewing the contest in favour of an individual in the race.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia is on record to have declared his support for the candidature of former President John Mahama in the race.
The petition to the Elders said the amount does not reflect the social democratic ideals of the party and must be reviewed.