The National Democratic Congressâ€™ (NDC) National Executive Committee (NEC) elections have been scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the NDC, however, said the election for the position of National Youth Organizer and his two deputies, and that of the Womenâ€™s Organizer and her two deputies, would be held a week earlier on Saturday, October 13.
He noted that the venues for each of the scheduled elections would be announced to the public at a later date.
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Mr. Asiedu Nketia made the disclosure on Monday, at a press conference in Accra, to unveil the road-map leading to the election.
He said purchasing of nomination forms at GHÂ¢500 would be from Thursday, August 23 to Saturday, August 25.
He noted that the filing of nomination papers would be from August 29th to September 5th; while vetting and balloting would be from September 10th to 13th.
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He explained that hearing of appeal cases in the aftermath of the Vetting Committeeâ€™s report would be from September 12th to 17th.
Mr. Asiedu Nketia said on September 20, a notice of polls would be published throughout all the NDCâ€™s Constituencies and Regional Offices in the country.
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He said positions at the national level that were available for contest include National Chairman, three National Vice Chairpersons, General Secretary and two Deputy General Secretaries, Communications Officer and two Deputy Communications Officers, National Organizer and two Deputy Organizers.
Others are five NEC Members without portfolios and the Zongo Caucus Coordinator.
He noted that in addition to these National Officers would be the National Youth Organizer with his two deputies, and the National Women Organizer with her two deputies, would be elected at their respective conferences.
The General Secretary said in subsequent NDC Youth National Delegate Elections, an age limit would be put in place to decide who qualifies to be a youth and can contest.
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Before one would qualify to contest a NEC position, one should have been an active party member for not less than four years and should have held a position at the Constituency or held a position in government
On the filing fees, Mr. Asiedu Nketia said the NEC members without portfolios, their filing fees shall be GHÂ¢ 2,000.
He said all Deputy National Positions (excluding the Deputy General Secretary and National Vice Chairpersons) would attract a filling fee of GHÂ¢ 2,000 respectively.
He noted that the National Youth Organiser, the National Womenâ€™s Organiser and the Zongo Caucus Coordinator attracts a filing fee of GHÂ¢ 4,000 each.
He said the National Communications Officer, the National Organizer and the two Deputy General Secretary positions attract a filing fee of GHÂ¢ 6,000 each.
He said the General Secretary and the three National Vice Chairpersons would attract a filing fee of GHÂ¢ 8,000 each; while the National Chairman position would attract a filing fee of GHÂ¢ 10,000.
He said each nominee was required to have one hundred members of the NDC endorsing their nomination.
He explained that each nominee was required to have 10 members of the party from each of the 10 regions endorsing their forms; and at the regional level no two endorsers should be from one constituency.
On the guiding principles for the conduction of campaigns, Mr Asiedu Nketiah said â€œThe Campaign shall be conducted in a civil manner, devoid of mudslinging, political vilification, insults, acrimony and rancourâ€.
He said all candidates would have equal and unrestricted access to candidates; stating that â€œcamping of delegates is therefore, not an acceptable practiceâ€.
At the press conference were NDC National Officers such as Madam Anita De Sosoo, National Womenâ€™s Organiser and Mr Kofi Adams, National Organiser.