President Mahama has announced that he is ready to debate the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, anytime the need arises.
In an interview aired on TV3 on Monday, the President said Nana Addo had made several “contentious claims” about him, adding that he wished the NPP flagbearer for an immediate debate.
President Mahama said: “Indeed he’s made a lot of contentious statements that I would have wished that you had him here, so that we would debate those issues, but essentially our parties are involved in agreeing the format of the debate, who organises it and all that, and, so, it’s not for me to say.
“I’m sure that the NDC party at the appropriate time, if they are invited to debate, will have to take a decision on whether they feel comfortable with whoever is organising the debate and all that…but, like I said, I’m willing, even this afternoon, if Nana presented himself, to take him on all those contentious statements that he’s made.”
In the wide-ranging interview President Mahama expressed regret for the Independence Day brochure saga, saying that it had marred what was a beautiful occasion.