Running mate to National Democratic Congress(NDC) flagbearer, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has registered her readiness to debate current Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to her, claims by her critics that she does not have an understanding of economics and therefore does not deserve to occupy the Vice Presidential position because she does not have a background in economics are funny.
Citing an example of an individual who did not have an economics background from the NPP heading the economic management team, she said the late Aliu Mahama had an engineering background but occupied the Vice Presidential position where he was head of the Economic Management Team.
“In their own party (NPP) they’ve had the late Vice President Aliu Mahama, was there a comment on him? Was he an economist? The vice president will chair the Security Council, must I be a security expert? So what are they talking about? What is the economy, how did I run the University of Cape Coast if I didn’t know one plus one? I am in literature and I am proud to be in literature. I will never pretend to know everything even in literature. I am not an economist, but I know the economy,” she stated.
Asked whether she was willing to debate the Vice President on the Economy, the Academic said ““why not?,” after which she sarcastically added, “and if he debates on economy I am going to debate him on literature, it is going to be very interesting.”