August 5, 2011

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party will open nomination for parliamentary aspirants in constituencies which do not have sitting Members of Parliament (orphan constituencies) on the 16th of August 2011.

The month long exercise is being held early ahead of the 2012 general elections to afford the NDC party the opportunity of electing strong candidates who have the capacity to unseat NPP members of parliament in the “orphan constituencies’’.

Aspirants will have to pay GHC 2,000 for the nomination but female contestants have been given a rebate and are to pay half of the fee.

Eligible candidates who can run on the party’s ticket must be card bearing and active members of the NDC party for two years.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/