General News of Saturday, 3 November 2012

Source: XYZ

I was unfairly treated at the IEA debate - Ayariga

Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention Hassan Ayariga has stated that he was treated unfairly in Tuesday’s presidential debate held in the Northern regional capital of Tamale.

According to him, his co-debators copiously referred to their party manifestos and other documents which he alleged they smuggled into the debate hall contrary to the rules of the organizer.

The PNC flagbearer has therefore raised a serious protest about the conduct of the debate.

He said he is nonetheless proud of himself for putting up what he saw as a spirited performance against all odds.

Hassan Ayariga raised the objections when he called on the Chief of Tamale Dekpema Naa Alhassan Mahama Dawuni as part of his campaign tour of the Northern Region.

“Even though I was not treated fairly, I made it by his grace. I am saying this because we were not supposed without notes, without manifestos and books.

“But all the candidates that got in were holding books and manifestos and they were reading out of it to answer the questions, I was single headed young man who did not have any note”.

For his part, Tamale Chief Naa Alhassan Dawuni praised Mr. Ayraiga for expressly tackling the questions thrown at him.

Mr. Ayariga also called on the lamashegu Naa Alhaji Ziblim to ask for his blessing.