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I moderated the IEA debate because of my fairness-Prof Naana

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The National Democratic Congress’ running mate, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has refuted suggestions she was an NDC member when she moderated the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) presidential debate in 2012.

Speaking on The Point of View on Citi TV, she said that she outside when she got the invite to moderate the debate.

“I was not invited to that debate by the NDC. Far from it. I was invited to that debate because somebody thought I would be fair and I liked that fairness. At the time I am not sure I could have called myself a leading member of the NDC,” she retorted.

Though there have been some allegations that she also leaked questions to Mr. Mahama, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang discussed that the moderators did not even have a idea of the questions.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang was at the time coming off her term as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast.

She further said she was hoping she might concentrate on her service the executive board of UNESCO and also was getting ready for a three-week meeting in France when she was notified of her selection as a moderator of the presidential discussion.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang guaranteed that her work on the IEA debate had no bearing on her later becoming Education Minister under the Mahama administration.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah was her fellow moderator and is now the Information Minister in the Akufo-Addo government.

Source: Ghana Waves

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