Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ghana: Governing party boycotts presidential debate

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served notice that none of its candidates would participate in any debate organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) ahead of the November elections.
A statement signed and released Tuesday by the party’s General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said the decision was made at the party’s Functional Executive Committee meeting.

“NDC, has, at its Functional Executive Committee (FEC), Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, decided not to participate in any debate to be organized by the Institute Of Economic Affairs (IEA), as far as it is related to the 2016 General Election,” the statement said.

“All Party Structures (especially the Youth and Women's wings), are to take note and comply accordingly,” it added.

The NDC had earlier noted that it would not take part in this year’s IEA debates, accusing the institution of being in bed with the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

But the IEA in a response said the absence of the ruling NDC would not affect the debate in any way.

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