Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 general elections has cried foul at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and the National Commission for Civic Education.
According to Nana Addo, both parties were biased against him in the operations of the Presidential Debates.
"The state agencies that conducted these debates are not agents that have been particularly fair to some of us in opposition. GBC acts like a propaganda wing of the ruling party, so much also the NCCE. I do not see why in those circumstances I will say I am being given the fair crack of the whip and therefore come before such an audience," he lamented.
Nana Addo stressed that GBC is a public broadcaster and should conduct itself as such.
“I do not like the idea of state owned media. What we should have are public media which operate as such, and therefore they operate under a charter which guarantees their independence and allows them to be able to comment objectively on what is going in the society at any given time, and not necessarily act as propaganda vehicles for the party of the day,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.
According to the NPP flagbearer, the debate which was attended by all other presidential candidates apart from the National Democratic Party (NDP)'s Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, was needless.
He reiterated that the various parties had already outlined their policies to the electorate on their respective campaigns.
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