I know what a debate is because I took part in some in Presec and at Legon. What I just saw on TV was not a debate, it was merely a Question and Answer session where three gentlemen and another, with the assistance of their manifestos and several other documents in front of them proffered answers to questions they seem to have known before hand.

The whole debate idea is a good concept, one I’m proud we have started practising in Ghana and one which is missing across most of Africa. However we have a much longer way to go than we may wanna agree. We will need to sort out the criteria on debates; the structure of the debate; the crucial role of moderators and all. We all enjoyed the US debates with Obama and Romney and Biden and Ryan. I’m not sure most of us enjoyed this one.

Having said this, I feel very upset that a party like the PNC which is founded by a former President will seek to insult the intelligence of Ghanaians by offering to be elected as President, a character like Hassan. Ayariga. I asked that If you found Ayariga worthy to STAND for the high office of President of Ghana then you have issues. Those who think I am being harsh, I wish I could do more. Ayariga wants to be President of Ghana. Just in case we have forgotten. He is not standing for a Dorm Prefect in some village secondary school.

Such was the crass show of immaturity that the man displayed. To start with, he seemed prepared to take swipes at Nana Addo without any provocation. I found that strange especially as he seemed disinterested in minding the man who occupies the seat he dreams of sitting on. He seemed to also have his newly created ‘Ayaricough’ whenever Nana Addo spoke.

I find the PNC as a useless party to have presented Ghanaians with an idiot of Ayariga’s calibre to stand for an important position like President. I felt insulted watching him read out ideas that even sounded childish. To crown it all up, he sets forth to attack poor Nana Addo on a barrage of issues that had almost no linkage to the debate.

The position of President is a serious one. The level of seriousness I saw from my colleagues in secondary school and university goes way above what the PNC is offering us in Ayariga. 3 weeks ago he set out to ease the tension in Ghana by making us, including his dear wife, laugh. Today he set out to tell the world he is an idiot who is having a laugh by pretending to contest for Ghana’s Presidency.

Akufo Addo.
Even Acheampong.

Can you picture Ayariga as our President?


About Kwame Gyan

Kwame Gyan is a trained journalist who has taken a break to practice corporate communications but still has an eye on the profession he loves most. He started writing in junior secondary school whiles his broadcasting career started at Radio Univers whiles a student at the University of Ghana in 2001 and has gone on to have stints with Joy FM and CITI FM. He was a columnist in The Globe, an Accra-based freely-distributed newspaper. His articles cutting across entertainment, politics, sports and pure fiction are featured in some other newspapers and blogs. He may be reached via Kwame.Gyan@gmail.com.
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  1. Katey Akli says:

    It is impossible to disagree with you Mr. Gyan Although I have sought to make the point that just maybe it might be useful to build Ayariga’s confidence after the last debate so he can at least have a better showing this time around. I thought it would have made us look a little better as a nation. Instead of using the feedback to better prepare himself; he decided to come back a complete idiot. The most annoying thing of the evening for me was Bernard Mona;s comment on Joy FM that he had done extremely well, Muppet!

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  3. Nash says:

    I love ur piece

  4. Fanny says:

    Kwame, I enjoyed ur piece.

  5. Still just cant believe this Hassan Ayariga of PNC is vying for the Presidency of the Republic of ?????? Ghana??? PNC of all parties??? So Bernard Monah and others presented us with this loser-clown? I was irritated so much so well that I couldn’t find words to express such a disgustful encounter. The least thought or said of it the better. Never again, Mother Ghana; it’s my prayer.

  6. sowu emmanuel kudjoe says:

    my good friend, i think your comments are too harsh.please you are taking this thing too personal.just leave Ayariga alone.Nana Addo is not complaining.Your comments are politically motivated and is clear where you belong.Politics is all about tolerance.

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