National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) will be holding its maiden 2016 presidential debate for candidates contesting the general elections.
Tonight at 7:00 sharp, the NCCE will be hosting its first presidential debates for candidates participating in this year's presidential elections. In collaboration with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), NCCE will be holding the event in the Banquet Hall of State House.
The NCCE's objective for this endeavor is to give the presidential candidates the opportunity to champion their policies, programs and promises in order to help Ghanaians make an informed decision come election day on December 7th.
However the NPP's presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will not be taking part in this evening's civic exercise, although all other contesting candidates will be taking part, namely Mr. Jacob Yeboah (independent candidate), President John Dramani Mahama (NDC), Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings (NDP), Mr. Ivor Greenstreet (CPP), Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom (PPP), Dr. Edward Mahama (PNC).
Although many were expecting the full retinue of presidential candidates to take part in tonight's debate, the NCCE explained that several discussions to convince the NPP to take part in the debates have been unsuccessful.
Speaking on the subject, President Mahama said, “How can I run from a debate? I want a productive debate, one on one with Nana Akufo-Addo. What they are talking about is the IEA. I want a debate on all the contentious issues he has raised. And I will respond and Ghanaians will be the judge.”
Catch tonight's debate live on GBC
YEN News will be covering the debates and doing live updates throughout the event...so stay tuned!