June 30, 2012

The 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Oquaye says President Mills has chickened out of the presidential debate being organized by Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) due to his bad governance and broken promises.

According to him President Mills realizes that issues concerning his inability to fulfill his promises have played it safe by dodging the encounter with a lame excuse of following convention.

The NDC in a statement signed by its propaganda secretary Richard Quashigah stated that President Mills in keeping with the convention of no sitting president taking part in such debate since the year 2000 will also not be part of this years presidential debate.

However speaking on Okay fm, Hon Mike Oquaye disagreed with the reasons adduced saying president mills is afraid questions on his broken promises such as his inability to ensure 40% of ministerial appointees go to women and his failure to ensure that his appointees declare their assets within the first 6 months in office and that to avoid any embarrassment he has decided not to attend the debate.

He asked that even if there has been a convention of sitting presidents not taking part in such debates it is now time to chart a new course under the so called better Ghana governance.

Prof Mike Oquaye indicated that the NPP has no issue with attending the debate and that the party’s presidential candidate Nana Akuffo Addo will seize the opportunity to communicate his vision which will ensure development of Ghana to the general public.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanadistricts.com