Nomination fee increase draconian: Opposition

The Bill before Parliament to increase the election nomination fee from K1,000 to K10,000 is draconian, claims the Opposition.

Opposition Leader Don Polye said the Opposition was ready to challenge the nomination fee increase in the Supreme Court.

He said the Constitutional Amendment Bill had gone through only the first reading with 75-14 votes in its favour in the last Parliament session.

The Opposition Leader is calling on the people to mount pressure on their parliamentarians to shift their plan to vote against it, citing the Bill is draconian, and a direct abuse of human rights.

Polye urged Parliamentarians to use their moral conscience to vote against it.

Meanwhile, Ombudsman Commission is challenging the legality of the proposed change in Court.

Parliament will reconvene on February 28. 

Charles Yapumi