The Council of Elders of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has advised the National Executive Committee of the party to consider an extension of the period for picking nomination forms.

The process ended on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 but after a meeting of the elders on Wednesday, a proposal has been made for nominations to rather extend to 8th December, 2018.

As at the close of the deadline on Tuesday evening, only four of the aspirants had picked their nomination forms in their bid to lead the party into the 2020 election, leaving eight others including Dr Spio Garbrah, Kojo Bonsu and Alban Bagbin vowing not to participate in the process arguing it will amount to an illegality.

Meanwhile, the Council has also proposed a GHc 100,000 reduction from the GHc 400,000 set as the filing fee for flagbearer aspirants.

Furthermore, the date for the election of Flagbearer to lead the party into the 2020 election has been postponed from 19th to 26th January 2019.

This comes after nine aspirants eyeing the NDC flagbearer position petitioned the party’s Council of Elders over the GHc20,000 and GHc 400,000 costs respectively for nomination forms and filing fees.