The governing National Democratic Congress has announced plans to finally outdoor its manifesto ahead of the 2016 general elections.

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However in an interview with Accra based Citi FM, the communications director of the NDC rejected allegations that the party was deliberately delaying its release.

“We are not delaying. We are following a planned programme, in a matter of three weeks from our launch, unless anything drastic happens, the NDC is launching its manifesto” - Solomon Nkansah said.

The NDC will launch its campaign on Sunday August 14 in Cape Coast to officially outdoor President Mahama as the party's presidential candidate. The opposition has questioned why the party was launching its campaign without a manifesto.

However, Nkansah says the party is taking this action because they "want to act to galvanize or energize the party and excite it then proceed to launch our manifesto.”

The parties, including the opposition NPP, have been adamant to tell the electorates their vision for the nation because of fears of 'copycatting'.

There have been numerous incidents in previous elections where campaign messages or slogans have been ‘stolen’ by a rival party.