If the IEA debate eventually takes place, it would be the very first time President Mahama and Nana Addo would face off in a debate ahead of the polls
The much anticipated presidential debate between President Mahama and aspiring president, Nana Addo might happen after all as the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has begun considering organizing a presidential debate for the two. The IEA’s deliberation on the debate is as result of its survey which revealed a public desire for the two front runners to debate face to face.
If the IEA debate eventually takes place, it would be the very first time President Mahama and Nana Addo would face off in a debate ahead of the polls. There have been massive criticisms and counter criticisms between the two candidates and their respective parties, bringing about the desire by the public for a debate.
Since 2008, the IEA has been organizing presidential debates. President Mahama who had gotten fed up with the constant attack from the NPP, challenged Nana Addo to a debate during an interview on TV3 . His challenge was basically motivated by the Nana Addo’s version of the State of the Nation Address which made nonsense of Mahama’s earlier address.
Nana Addo had also taken to Twitter to respond to President Mahama’s challenge saying said he would debate President Mahama if it would solve Ghana’s problems.
More so, the IEA would be coming in a brand new style which allows for a separate debate for all political parties without representation in parliament, contrary to the earlier arrangement where parties without representation in Parliament were exempted from the debate.
There have also been speculations that the institute might hold a separate presidential debate for candidates of the two parties. Be that as it may, Ghanaians cannot just wait to see the two main flag bearers shed light on all the plans they have for the country when elected.