The vice presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has said she is poised to debate vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia ahead of the 2020 elections.
However, she said the economist should also be ready to veer into the area of literature, which is her strength during the debate to ensure a level playing field.
“Why not? And if he debates me on the economy, I will debate him on literature,” the University Lecturer told GHOne TV on Monday.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang noted that she is capable of heading the economic management team of government if the NDC wins the elections despite spending her working life in academia.
“My critics are mostly NPP, in their own party, they have had Aliu Mahama was he an economist? The Veep chairs police cancel, must I be a security man? I’m not an economist but I understand the economy. Why, is it a requirement that the veep must be an economist? Since when did that become part of it?” she stated.
Meanwhile, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has turned down an open invitation from former president John Mahama to debate its flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo on infrastructure record among others.
“In 2016 when I was talking about the value of infrastructure, my friends on the other side said, we don’t eat infrastructure, we don’t eat roads, that was what they said and today I can see a scramble to grab even KVIP’s and any infrastructure and tout it as an achievement”, he said.
Mr Mahama said it is however easy to settle the issue of infrastructure records especially as the NDC has a superior record of investing in infrastructure throughout the country, adding he is ready to debate President Akufo-Addo at any forum.
“The President said this election is going to be an election of track records, comparing his track record to my track record and we can settle it easily. Let’s have a debate between the two presidents about our records”, he said.
Source: Daily Mail GH