The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has officially decided not to particpate in any debate organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) ahead of the November elections.
In a statement signed by General Secretary Asiedu Nketia and issued in Accra on Tuesday, the NDC said the decision to boycott the IEA was taken by its functional executive committee.
It ordered all party structures, especially the youth and Women's wings, to take note of the decision and comply accordingly.
The party had already hinted that it would boycott the presidential debate over what it described as the disrespectful conduct of the IEA.
“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,” Koku Anyidoho, the NDC deputy general secretary said in May.
The party subsequently boycotted a meeting organised by the IEA to discuss plans for the debate.