A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Promise Akosua Dziedzorm, has descended heavily on veteran Ghanaian journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, asking him to seize being an authority over finality to whether a debate would happen between John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo.
In a post circulating on social media and cited by ghananewsonline.com.gh on a WhatsApp social media platform ‘Ghana News Diary’, the vibrant young supporter of John Dramani Mahama questioned the objectivity of the veteran journalist
“Kweku Baako has no power or authority to bring finality to calls for debate between John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo on infrastructure. He should give us a break!
“I am promise Akosua Dziedzorm and I stand with JDM,” she stated.
Mr Baako recently said on Peace FM that Mahama could have used a platform other than rallies to invite the president to debate.
He noted that Mahama’s ‘patapaa’ approach has killed any chance of a debate ahead of the 2020 election.
“The surest way to kill the prospect of a presidential debate is for one of the contenders to go out there and issue takashi and patapaa call for debate in the public space, at rallies and on social media.”
The former president on August 19, 2020 dared the NPP to a debate after vice president Mahamudu Bawumia argued at a town hall meeting that the NPP government has outperformed the NDC with respect to infrastructure.
Mahama held that a debate between the two leading parties on infrastructure will bring some finality to the argument.
“Today, I can see a scramble to grab even KVIPs and any infrastructure and tout it as an achievement. But it is easy to settle the issue of infrastructure. After all, the President says this election 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 two of us, the two Presidents. Let Nana Akufo-Addo come and sit down, let me sit down and let’s debate our records. I am willing to present myself for a debate, any day, anytime, anywhere and we will settle the matter once and for all,” Mr Mahama stated.
Kweku Baako is, however, unhappy with how the former president made known his desire to have a discourse with Akufo-Addo over infrastructural development.
Promise Akosua Dziedzorm therefore has asked Me Barko to ‘rise above partisan politics and face the fact for once’.
According to her the NPP’s four years governance has brought hardship unto the people of Ghana and urged the former President to remain focused and that December 7th 2020 shall determine who takes over in 2021.
By: Alhaji Umarh II ghananewsonline.com.gh