-The NPP has rejected John Mahama's request for a debate on infrastructure
- According to the National Organiser of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, they have not given it a thought whether or not to debate Mahama
- He urged the former president and the NDC to also put out a data-driven presentation to counter what Bawumia did
- Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it has not considered any decision to debate the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama.
The NDC presidential candidate is proposing a debate of track record of delivery with President Akufo-Addo.
The former president sent out the invitation to debate the incumbent while addressing the chiefs and elders of Dzolokpuita in the Ho West constituency as part of his tour of the Volta Region on Wednesday, August 18.
According to Mr. Mahama, the Akufo-Addo and the NPP did not believe and appreciate the NDC’s investment in critical infrastructure but they are now touting their infrastructure achievements to Ghanaians.
It is on the basis of this that the NDC candidate is inviting the NPP for a debate on infrastructure.
But in a swift response to the NDC and John Mahama, National Organiser of the NPP, Mr Sammi Awuku said Mr. Mahama and his party should put forward a comprehensive data to challenge the government's infrastructural development before calling for a debate on that matter.
Mr. Awuku further noted that the NPP has put in place infrastructure projects that can be seen and felt, unlike the NDC.
“ I’m not too sure what Mr. Mahama wants us to do…we have our own campaign strategy, we have our own campaign plans and the NPP will go according to its own strategy. We don’t need a debate to tell you that these are tangible things happening across the country,” he said.
The NPP national organizer added that they as a political party will fight the 2020 election on their own terms.
“Bawumia put forward data-driven presentation. We want Mr Mahama or his running mate to put forward another data-driven presentation to counter what Dr Bawumia did. Let’s set that ground rules first and then we can move to the next stage.”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Vice Presidential Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has hinted that the manifesto of the biggest opposition party will address all the needs of teachers and nurses in the country.
The NDC running mate further assured teachers and nurses of enhanced remuneration when they come into power in 2021.
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