The Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Council, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II, has supported the call for the leaders of the two major political parties to debate national issues as Ghana prepares for the December 7, general elections.
The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama in recent past extended invitations for a presidential debate to president Akufo-Addo but the president declined.
President Akufo-Addo has also turned down other invitations for a presidential debate.
John Mahama paid a courtesy call on the Chiefs of Dormaa Ahenkro during his 2-day tour to the Bono region on Thursday.
During his visit, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu said it is important that political leaders engage in a national debate ahead of the elections to provide electorates with information and deepen Ghana’s democracy.
He said, “I strongly support this debate between the two presidential candidates to enable Ghanaians know the party with the better track record and therefore decide who to vote for”.
Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II, therefore, urged the parties to reach an agreement on the need for a presidential debate for the benefit of electorates and in the interest of the country’s democracy.
He said it is important for political parties to compare their record of achievements in government to challenge and encourage succeeding governments to do more for the.