The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rejected a challenge from former president John Mahama to a debate on infrastructure records.
Mr. Mahama on Friday repeated his call for a debate with President Akufo-Addo on comparison of their track records as presidents. He says the NDC has a more superior record of providing equitable distribution of development projects across the country than the NPP.
Addressing the chiefs and people of Kwamekrom in the Biakoye constituency at the beginning of a three-day tour of the Oti Region on Friday, Mr Mahama said president Akufo-Addo is at liberty to select the moderators and the institution that he wants to organise the debate, and he will show up to debate the president on any day, at anytime and anywhere.
However, the Director of Communications for the NPP, Yaw Buaben-Asamoa, said the NDC flagbearer should rather channel his energy and message to the electorates.
“It’s not for us to accept or deny a challenge from the former president. His audience is the electorates, our audience is the electorates and we are very busy engaging the electorates. So, if he has anything to do, he better engage the electorates,” the Adenta MP told Accra-based Starr FM.
The legislator noted president Akufo-Addo is busily delivering on his promises and has no time for debate.
“He is delivering on the matters that touch on the lives of Ghanaians, that impact the Ghanaian the most. Those matters are not a subject of debate between John Mahama and Nana Addo.
“John Mahama had the opportunity, he couldn’t deliver. He made vacuous promises and couldn’t deliver. He is still going round making promises he has no intention of delivering. In one breadth he says freebies are not good, in another breadth he is going to give everything away free because we have managed to implement policies that touch the lives of people. Governance for us is more serious than debating John Mahama,” he added.
Source: Daily Mail GH