“You can’t want to lead a country and refuse to debate your opponents to… – Sulemana Braimah Speaks on Presidential Debates
The Executive Director for Media Foundation for West Africa, Mr. Sulemana Braimah says a Presidential debate must not be a matter of choice.
For the past few months, there have been many debates as to whether President Nana Akufo Addo and John Dramani Mahama who are the flagbearers’ for the two largest Political Parties in the country must face of in a debate on issues affecting the country.
With John Dramani Mahama willing to participate in any such Presidential debate, President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Party has however reportedly declined to participate in any such Presidential debate.
Joining in the debate as to whether all Presidential Candidates must partake in a Presidential debate, Mr. Sulemana Braimah indicated that you can’t want to lead a country and refuse to debate your opponents to explain why your policies and programs will be the best.
In a tweet, Mr. Sulemana Braimah wrote;
“A presidential debate must not be a matter of choice. You can’t want to lead a country and refuse to debate your opponents to explain why your policies and programmes will be the best for the people.”
A presidential debate must not be a matter of choice. You can't want to lead a country and refuse to debate your opponents to explain why your policies and programmes will be the best for the people.
— Sulemana Braimah (@sulemana) November 1, 2020
As talkative as Ghanaians are, many people have reacted to Mr. Sulemana Braimah’s Tweet;
@Rimlesspeter: Don’t you hear them every day on radio/television & on social media articulating their policies and why they should be voted into power. This approach is more engaging and give us the best opportunity to help us decide than a 2 or 3 hours debate.
@ahiakah_richard: Ghanaians want butter and bread not who can speak good grammar.
Will the debate put food on our table?
@johnmufti; He refused the debate,if u want campaign against him. This enough from u the so call neutrals.
@martindebresu: No. Putting all family members of the president in key government positions is what has provided bread and butter for us in the last four years.