Since 2000, Ghana's presidential hopefuls have always been pitted against each other in presidential debates. Each candidate gets to answer questions, respond to comments, and sometimes even direct comments towards other candidates.
This year it seems, that trend may be broken. With the NPP flag-bearer not having done his evening encounter, the ruling NDC calling the IEA politically biased, and the IEA staying as silent as the grave, we thought we'd call the IEA and find out for sure if it would be happening.
On the first couple phone calls, we spoke to a female member of staff who proceeded to confirm that the debates WOULD NOT be taking place tomorrow, but unfortunately could not tell us why; saying that she was not privy to that information.
After a short conversation we agreed to call back and speak to a supervisor, who decided to refer us to the IEA website for further information, which is currently void of further information regarding the debates. And further said that should the debates not happen, a statement will be issued by the IEA to the general public.
Knowing this, one can't help but wonder if this [relatively] longstanding tradition is about to be broken, especially considering the looming date of the debates, and Election Day itself.