President John Dramani Mahama has jabbed his opponent Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, saying he should appear for one-on-one debates instead of going on Peace Fm to speak slangs, behaviour he termed as disrespectful to Ghanaians.
The President was speaking to party supporters in the Volta region when he passed the remarks.
Nana Akuffo-Addo, citing bias, failed to appear at any televised debate this election cycle, and the President said it is because he feared being exposed by him for all the lies he has been spewing.
The President said:
“He says so many things that are wrong. So I said come and sit down and let’s have a debate so that Ghanaians will know the truth; he run away. So after running away from the one-on-one, the NCCE gave the opportunity to all of us who want to be president to come and tell Ghanaians why we want to be president, that one was not one-on-one; so at least show respect to the Ghanaian people and come; that one too he run away.
“And that is the greatest disrespect you can show to the Ghanaian people. I am the President; I should be the one reluctant to come to the debate because all of them will be attacking you because they want your post. But I am the first sitting president to take part in a debate, in 2012 I did it, and this year too, I engaged in the debate. But the leader of the opposition is rather running away, which is very strange. Even Trump with all his wild ideas had the boldness to attend the debate. This morning he (Nana Addo) rather went on Peace FM and spoke slangs there . So I said if you can speak slangs then you should come to the debate and speak there,”