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14 pay fees, CPP in limbo as EC closes nominations for Dec 7 polls

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
The CPP's Ivor Greenstreet
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The Electoral Commission (EC) has closed nominations for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections with the nomination of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) flagbearer, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, hanging in a balance.

As at the midday deadline given by the Commission, the CPP's banker's draft of GHC50,000 designated filing had been received.

Though the party's National Chairman, Professor Edmund Delle arrived at the offices of the Commission some few minutes before the deadline, information gathered revealed that their banker's draft was not ready yet.

Prof Delle was seen rushing out apparently in a bid to quicken the bringing of the draft for presentation to the EC, which was reportedly locked in a crunch meeting to decide on the CPP situation.

Apart from the CPP, the candidates of Unity Development System Party (UDSP), Richard Nixon Tetteh and Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Thomas Nuako Ward-Brew did not also present their filing fees.

While the DPP's Ward-Brew is understood to have withdrawn his nomination, it is not yet clear why the UDSP's Tetteh did not pay his filing fees.