NDC orders IEA to apologize over its autonomy and 'arrogance'

NDC orders IEA to apologize over its autonomy and 'arrogance'

General secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has requested the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to apologize to Ghanaians saying the IEA was being rude against political parties.

The comments by Asiedu Nketiah follows the decision by the ruling party not to participate in the upcoming presidential debates ahead of the November elections.

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“It is public show of disrespect to engage only the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) alone in the debates in the first place excluding other Political Parties, Civil society organisations including other political parties came out to challenge the basis upon which they were selecting NDC and NPP alone for the debate, and we felt that in solidarity with the other political parties we should call IEA to go back to the drawing board and do what is right, but before they do that they must issue a public apology and tell Ghanaians and the political parties that they did the wrong thing and that they ought not to be challenging us and defending a decision they have taken without informing us," Asiedu Nketiah revealed.

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The IEA encounters and debates have become a regular affair during electioneering years and the People's National Convention has kicked off the 2016 evening encounters.

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