Papa Kwesi Nduom, the presidential candidate of the Progressive People's Party, has condemned President John Mahama for boycotting a presidential debate organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs on Tuesday.
Nduom, who was given two minutes for his opening remarks, quickly laid into the president and accused him of being unaccountable to the Ghanaian people.
He said he was very disappointed that Mahama, who he said had messed the country in the last "eight years", was not present at the debate to account for his stewardship.
Nduom, however, moved to lay out his case to the Ghanaian people, vowing to run a lean government of not more than 40 ministers if he wins power.
He also vowed to grow the local economy, eradicate corruption and reduce Ghana's dependence on imports.