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General News of Friday, 28 August 2020

Source: peacefmonline.com

You don't go to mini rallies or social media to issue 'takashi' and 'patapaa' challenges for debate - Baako 'punches' Mahama

Kweku Baako Jnr and John Dramani Mahama play videoKweku Baako Jnr and John Dramani Mahama

The Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr has taken a swipe at flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama.

The former President courted controversy when he recently called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to debate him on infrastructure.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) however won't have it.

Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen thinks it is belittling and below standards, for the President to debate Mr Mahama and rather asked him to give such offers to other presidential candidates like Akua Donkor.

Adding his voice to this debate in a subtle way, renowned Journalist, Kweku Baako Jnr. described the call as 'Patapaa' insisting that it is a wrong move to use 'takashie' means to call for a debate in the public space.

Mr Baako who was contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo' stated that, "the surest way to kill the prospects of a serious presidential debate is for one of the contenders to go out there and issue a 'takashi' or 'patapaa' call for a debate in the public space at mini rallies, social media. It's the surest way to kill the prospects of anymeaningful, serious presidential debate. You don't go out there in the public space, at mini rallies, on social media and issue challenges; takashi, patapaa type of challenges to your opponents to come for a debate; you have killed that whole prospects."

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