The 2020 Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dared President Akufo-Addo to an open debate on infrastructural achievements between his government and the erstwhile one he succeeded.
According to former President John Mahama, the Presidential debate would settle the debate once and for all.
“I am willing to present myself for a debate with President Akufo-Addo any day, anytime, anywhere. And we will settle the matter once and for all,” Mr. Mahama said on Wednesday while interacting with the people in Ketu South.
The challenge comes after Vice President Mahmudu Bawumia made some “wild” claims at a”Town Hall and Results Fair” that the Akufo-Addo government has built more infrastructure than any other government preceding it in the Fourth Republic.
“The investment in infrastructure by the NPP government over the last three years has been massive. I dare say our investment in infrastructure, our infrastructure record, is second to none for any government in its first term under the Fourth Republic,” Bawumia had claimed.
The former President also took a swipe at the Akufo-Addo government over their newfound love for infrastructure politics when the same people had downplayed infrastructure while in opposition.
“In 2016, when I was talking of the value of infrastructure my people on the other saying we don’t eat infrastructure nor roads. Today I can see a scramble for even KVIPs and any infrastructure and tout it as an achievement,” he said.