The turn of the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party in the Evening Encounter under the auspices of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 9.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was initially scheduled to appear on Tuesday, July 5 as the third and final presidential candidate whose party has representative in Parliament.
People’s National Convention’s Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama and Convention People’s Party’s Ivor Kobina Greenstreet have had their turn on the Tuesday evening encounters. The National Democratic Congress’ John Dramani Mahama would not take part as per an official decision by his party.
No reason has been given for the rescheduling of Nana Akufo-Addo’s encounter.
The Evening Encounter provides an opportunity for presidential candidates of parties with Members of Parliament to open up on an abridged version of their manifestos.
Apart from the Evening Encounter, the IEA is expected to host a debate which will see the three presidential candidates on a single platform.
A series for vice presidential candidates has also been scheduled while presidential candidates of parties with no representation in Parliament will also have their turn in a special event.
An original plan to have a grand debate between NDC’s John Dramani Mahama and NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo has been ditched as a result of NDC’s official boycott of IEA’s programmes.