The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Thursday boycotted a meeting organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on Thursday to discuss plans for this year’s presidential debate.
The move comes after the party hinted that it would not be part of the debate, according to a report by citifmonline.com.
The deputy general secretary of the party, Koku Anyidoho, said the party took the decision because the IEA of had disrespected the NDC and its national organiser, Kofi Adams.
“IEA cannot disrespect the National Organiser of the party, it cannot disrespect the structures of the party. Let them continue to disrespect themselves and deal with individuals but the NDC is a very disciplined structure and nobody can disrespect us…We will not participate in the IEA debate,” he said.
For its part, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) sent representatives to the meeting, led by acting general secretary, John Boadu, the report said.
The IEA has already stated that the debate will happen with or without NDC participation.