IEA: Presidential Debate Face Off in Ghana
Four Presidential candidates of the PNC, CPP, NPP and NDC will outline their policies this evening at the IEA encounter in Tamale.
President John Mahama of the NDC, NPP’s Nana Akufo Addo, the CPP’s Dr Abu Sakara and the PNC’s Hassan Ayariga are scheduled to trade their viewpoints, plans and programmes.
Today’s event is the first in the series of debates for the 2012 elections organised for presidential candidates with representation in Parliament.
First, the Spokesperson for CPP, Kwame Jantuah says the CPP is ready to face the nation.
He said Dr Sakara is confident and will articulate the manifesto of the party as well as engage the other parties and the issues they bring on the table.
The Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, John Boadu, says the flagbearer is familiar with the setting and the drill because he took part in 2008.
He said the encounter is a done deal for the party as Nana Addo will articulately outline his vision for the country.
An Aide to President Mahama, John Abdulai Jinapor says the President believes in multi-party democracy and is ready to answer questions from opponent presidential candidates.
Mr Jinapor added that President Mahama will use the platform to outline his vision for the next four years.
For his part, the PNC flagbearer, Hassan Ayariga said many people who matter do not listen to IEA debates because they are poor and cannot afford Radio or Television sets.
He will therefore use the IEA platform to outline his vision and programme for the international community.