The Flagbearer of the New Democratic Congress (NDC) has challenged President Akufo-Addo to a debate on the scope and quality of infrastructural projects done by each administration.
Speaking to leaders of the Ho West Traditional Council on Thursday, the former president said he is ready to set the records straight by debating President Akufo-Addo.
“I am willing to present myself for a debate with President Nana Akufo-Addo any day, any time, anywhere,”
“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. Today I can see a scramble to grab any infrastructure and tout it as an achievement,” he said.
“It is easy to settle the issue of infrastructure. After all, the President said it is going to be an election of track records; comparing his track record to my track record.”
“We can settle it easily. Let’s have a debate between the two of us. The two presidents. Let Nana Akufo-Addo come and sit down. Let me sit down and let’s debate our records,” Mr. Mahama said.
His comment comes on the back of one made by Vice President Bawumia on Tuesday at a Town Hall Meeting in Accra where he said, amongst other things, that his government have undertaken more infrastructural projects than any administration in the fourth republic.
The NDC touts itself as a social democratic party that focuses on the provision of social interventions and the construction of physical amenities. On the other hand, the NPP believes although it is not a social-democratic party, it has performed better in that regard.