The Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Former President John Dramani Mahama has called President Akufo-Addo to a debate on the level of infrastructural development each of them has made in their tenures of government.
A few days ago Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia during his Townhall virtual meeting claimed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has done far better than the erstwhile government in the area of infrastructure initiating over 17,000 projects within a space of 4 years.
Speaking to the people of Ketu-South District as part of a four-day tour of the Volta Region on Wednesday, 19th August 2020 the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) called the president to a face-to-face debate on infrastructure.
He mocked the ruling government for understating the value of infrastructure during his tenure of office but are now going heaven and earth to prove that they have done enough in that area.
He said, “In 2016, when I was talking about the value of infrastructure, friends on the other side said we don’t eat infrastructure, we don’t eat roads. That was what they said.
“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.”
He then challenged the President to a face-to-face debate arguing that his records are far ahead of the ruling government.
“We can settle it easily, lets 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,” he added.
Listen to his words below: