The presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga has pledged to be the most outstanding candidate during the next IEA Presidential Candidate.
Speaking to Rashida Nasamu on Awake, the affable and smooth talking Ayariga indicated, once again, that his below par performance during the first IEA debate held at Tamale was because the other candidates came to the podium with notes which they read from.
“Out of the three mature leaders we are talking about, Nana Akuffo Addo, Abu Sakara and His Excellency the President, John Mahama, were all reading notes and manifestos. Ayariga was the one who spoke without notes,” he said.
“So I believe that Ghanaians should have even given me the highest mark because it is just like going for an exams and you walk into the exam hall with text book and they ask you a question and you flip through your textbook and read the answers to the people.
“Is that a debate? Look at Abu Sakara, he was practically reading everything from his notes and that is why Ghanaians think that he said something good.”
At a point in the discussion with Rashida Nasamu, the presidential candidate likened the other candidates to class six pupils who enter their examination centres with notes to copy from. “Even class six pupil can do that. As a president or potential president, you should be able to speak and talk without notes,” he continued.
“At a point I was nervous because I was standing beside all of them and all I saw was everyone was flipping through a sheet. I was like ‘wow, what kind of debate is this?’ That my senior brothers were reading instead of wisdom?”