The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has written to Electoral Commission demanding a refund of monies paid to the commission before the elections that were held on December 7 2020.
In a letter sighted by ghdominancenews.com signed by the party’s regional secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the NDC said it has gotten the percentage required by the constitution to warrant a refund.
“FEC also wishes to inform you that it is formally requesting for a refund of deposits it made in Regulations 46(1) and 463) of C.1.127 spell out the conditions for a refund or forfeiture of deposits made by Presidential or Parliámentary Candidates”, the NDC said in the letter.
“A Presidential or Parliamentary candidate must obtain a minimum of 25%% and 12.5% respectively in a General Election to qualify for a refund”, it added.
The NDC a detail of it’s bank account and a list of candidates who obtained the numbers to meet the thresh hold for a refund.
“We would be grateful if you could refund their deposits into the NDC account with GCB Bank Ltd, Accra New Town Branch, A/C No. 1181130011568”, it said.
“Please find attached a list of our candidates with their respective constituencies who met the legal thresh holds for the refund”, it further stated.
Nana Akufo-Addo who contested the election on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP won with 6,730,413 votes which represents 51.295 percent of the total valid votes cast.
His closest competitor, John Dramani Mahama from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) got 6,214,889 votes representing 47.366 per cent.
The total valid votes cast was 13, 434,574 representing 79 per cent of the total registered voters