NPP Challenges Mahama to first answer Bawumia’s 170 questions on the country’s economy before talking about debating with Nana Addo.
The New Patriotic Party instead of honoring Mahama’s debate challenge to its Flagbearer Nana Addo, raised another challenge; asking the President to provide answers to the 170 questions pertaining to the economy. According to the party, only then will they consider the request for a debate between him [Mahama] and Nana Addo.
The NPP is referring to the 170 questions raised by her Vice Presidential Candidate Dr. Bawumia, during his lecture on the State of the Ghanaian Economy in September which had scathing words for the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC). Bawumia lashed the present government for adding a great deal to the country’s debt through excessive borrowing, leading to its inability to invest in capital expenditure.
President Mahama has since rubbished such claims as misinformation and has been requesting a fact-based debate with Nana Akufo Addo to enable him properly iron out underlying facts. Though the President has trashed all Bawumia’s claims, the NPP challenges Mahama, insisting that he should provide answers to the questions raised by Bawumia.
Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, Anthony Karbo while speaking on Citi Eyewitness News, said that Mahama has purposely ignored questions pertaining to the state of the economy under his leadership as Vice President and head of the Economic Management Team and as the President of the Republic for the last four years.
Mr Anthony Karbo continued that Mahama should not expect a debate with the NPP when he and the incumbent NDC have refused to answer the pertinent questions. He further pointed out that the debate will no longer be of significance at the polls because, Ghanaians have made up their minds already. According to him, the people have a fair assessment of all the various candidates going into the election.
He advised government to focus on finding ways of providing answers to the questions raised rather than looking for a debate with the NPP.