Award-winning investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has reacted to critics who question Opposition NDC’s running mate, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang’s competence to occupy the highest office of the land.
According to the vociferous journalist, if the current President, who ran a relatively small law firm, is President then Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang who ran a whole University as Vice-Chancellor could also be President if backgrounds were the yardstick.
“In their lives outside politics, Nana Akufo-Addo managed a small law firm in Adabraka, with a few tens of lawyers. Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang managed a big public university with thousands of employees and tens of thousands of students. If Akufo-Addo can be trusted to manage our nation, why can’t the professor do the same?
Have we not amply demonstrated that we do not care about the character and actions of our leaders? How has Akufo-Addo’s background as a human right and rule of law advocate influenced his presidency that Professor Opoku-Agyemang’s background cannot?” He quizzed.
“The good thing about Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is that since her name came up, no one has talked about corruption even though, as a Vice-Chancellor and minister of state, she was in a position to make big procurement decisions.
If she doesn’t bring much to the ticket, she definitely takes nothing away from it, the way a scandal-ridden candidate would have done,” he argued.