President of IMANI Africa Franklin Cudjoe has exposed private letters forwarded to him by leadership representatives of the main political candidates in the 2020 presidential bid.
Mr. Cudjoe, according to him requested for a debate from the two main Presidential candidates ahead of the 2020 elections.
Below are the full details:
I just received this electronically from the former President’s office..
“30 September, 2020
Dear Mr Cudjoe,
Your letter of 15 September, 2020 refers.
H.E John Mahama has stated publicly, his willingness, to debate H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo on any platform and at any time.
H.E John Mahama believes that not only will this enhance our democracy, but also give voters a better opportunity to make informed decisions.
Anything short of this, will defeat the intended purpose.
Kindly accept the assurances of H.E John Mahama’s highest regards .
Callistus Mahama, Ph.D
(Political Aide and Head of Administration, Office of HE John Mahama)”
Earlier, I received this response from the President’s office..
“OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 23rd September, 2020
Dear Mr Cudjoe:
RE: INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN IMANI’S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE FOR TWO MAJOR PARTIES
With reference to your correspondence dated 15th September, 2020 bearing on the above-mentioned subject, I regret to inform you that due to pre-arranged commitments, the President of the Republic will not be available to participate in IMANI’s Presidential Debate between the two dominant political parties, New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Please accept the President’s best wishes.
NANA BEDIATUO ASANTE
SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT
MR. FRANKLIN CUDJOE
FOUNDING PRESIDENT & CEO
IMANI CENTRE FOR POLICY & EDUCATION
cc: The Vice President
Jubilee House, Accra
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