Former President John Dramani Mahama, flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has extended an invitation to president Nana Akuffo-Addo who is his main contender in the December 7 polls, to have a one-on-one debate on their infrastructure record.
According to him, the Akuffo Addo administration has been misinforming Ghanaians on the number of infrastructure development they have undertaken by claiming that this year’s election would be based on track records and “that is why I said that let’s have a one-on-one debate on track record so that Ghanaians will know who is on the side of truth.”
Mr. Mahama said he remains ready to present himself for a debate with President Akuffo Addo on the issue of infrastructure development in the country.
According to the former president, the current government during the 2016 general elections accused him by saying infrastructural development wasn’t a priority for the Ghanaian populace; however, they are now scrambling to grab even KVIPs as an achievement in the country.
“In 2016 when I was talking about the value of infrastructure, my friends on the other side said we don’t eat infrastructure, we don’t eat roads that was what they said, today one can see a scramble to grab even KVIPs to tout it as an achievement”, he indicated
The NPP during a recent event with the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the main presenter, touted the government’s credentials in terms of infrastructure delivery within their three years in government, and in excess of the previous NDC government.
However, the former president John Dramani Mahama while addressing NDC supporters in the Volta Region said the only way to set the record straight on who had performed best on infrastructure delivery in the country is to have a one-on-one debate on the issue by the two candidates.
“It is easy to settle the issue of infrastructure, after all the president said this election is going to be an election of track records, comparing his track record to my track records, we can settle it easily . Let us have a debate between two of us the two presidents. Let Nana Akufo Addo come, sit down and let me sit down and lets debate our records. I am willing to present myself for a debate with president Nana Akuffo Addo, any day, anytime, anywhere and we will settle the matter once and for all”, he challenged.
Former President Mahama, further described the upcoming elections as a critical event that would help mould the nation’s destiny.
He said the December general elections would shape the future of the young generations and that was the reason he was seeking power back. The NDC Flagbearer therefore asked all eligible voters to take part in the exercise.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu