The campaign team of the National Democratic Congress has promised to make President John Mahama available for a presidential debate being spearheaded by the Excellence in Broadcasting Network (EIB).
National Coordinator for the NDC campaign Kofi Adams told Nii Arday Clegg on the Morning Starr Friday that the President will attend the EIB debate and hopes that his opponent Nana Akufo-Addo will show up too.
“Your platform is so credible that if you submit the proposal for the debate, the campaign will consider it. And I can assure you that we are ready and the President will show up if EIB holds the debate…we will wait for you to present the proposal then we move it forward,” Adams told Arday Clegg.
President Mahama who had turned down an IEA proposal for a debate between him and the opposition leader has over the past few weeks been pushing for a one-on-one challenge with the three-time flagbearer.
He told the Volta Star in an interview Thursday that such a debate will enable him and Nana Addo to justify the claims they are both making on the performance of the economy.
But the NPP has described the President’s call as hypocritical. They argue the President should have taken up the IEA debate request if he was interested in debating their candidate.
Spokesperson for the NPP presidential candidate Mustapha Hammid told Arday Clegg that they are not ready to debate the president now since their focus is on the campaign.