Four out of seven contesting candidates are taking part in this year’s presidential debate by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The IEA has this year struggled to get the full complement of presidential aspirants for its presidential debate series organized every election year.
The four candidates taking part in this year’s debate are; Ivor Kobina Greenstreet(CPP), Dr. Edward Nasigre Mahama(PNC), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom(PPP) and Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent candidate.
The IEA had earlier stated all was set to hold the debate that many expected to feature the two leading candidates in the 2016 presidential race.
Unfortunately, the governing National Democratic Congress’ John Dramani Mahama and the New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo are not.
Former first lady and presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings is also not taking part in the debate.
Dubbed IEA Presidential Townhall 2016, tonight's event is focusing on issues regarding the economy and private sector development.