The All People’s Congress (APC) has described the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) platform as a serious joke and irrelevant to the Ghanaian electorate.
A statement signed by APC’s General Secretary Razak Kojo Opoku said: “The platform of the IEA for the Presidential Candidates and Vice-Presidential Candidates has totally become irrelevant to the Ghanaian electorate”.
“The Board and Management of IEA are very confused. IEA now has “IEA EVENING ENCOUNTER” for Parties with Representation in Parliament and “IEA CONVERSATION” for Parties without Parliament Representation.”
According to the APC, there are disparities in rooms allocated to parties with and without representation in Parliament, stating that: “Presidential Candidates for NPP, CPP & PNC are being hosted in a much respected conference room with Air Condition whereas Presidential Candidates for Parties without Representation in Parliament are hosted in a much disrespectful venue precisely IEA Garden full of mosquitoes”.
This partiality the APC argued was demonstrated clearly Wednesday night, when the IEA hosted Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings (NDP 2016 Presidential Candidate).
“All People’s Congress (APC) is a very serious Registered Political Party with structure bigger than the IEA, and we SHALL NEVER authorize our Noble Leader and 2016 Presidential Candidate to participate in the bogus 2016 Presidential Debate organized by the worthless IEA,” the statement added.
“The IEA Platform is too tiny to Dr. Hassan Ayariga to market himself as well as project the policies and programmes of APC to the Ghanaian Voters,” the statement signed by its General Secretary Razak Kojo Opoku.