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NDC Boycotts IEA Debate

National Democratic Congress- NDC Boycotts IEA Debate

Johnson Aseidu Nketia
Johnson Aseidu Nketia

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has directed all of its candidates [Presidential and Parliamentary] not to participate in any debate organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

In a statement signed by Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia, he said the decision was taken by the Functional Executive Committee of the party at a meeting on Tuesday, June 21.

“The National Democratic Congress (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 added.

The NDC has not been happy with IEA’s decision to host the leading political parties separately from the rest.

Jean Mensah while speaking to journalists in Accra after PNC’s Dr. Edward Mahama took his turn at the Evening Encounter Series on Tuesday, said the platform is still open to all candidates.

“We would like to take the opportunity to invite all the presidential candidates. I think this is an independent credible platform and the nation and the electorates are eager to hear from all the presidential candidates and we would like to encourage all of them to mount this platform to present their vision on this independent and credible platform, to answer questions from a broad section of the electorates. We hope that in the coming weeks we will hear from all of them,” she added.

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