The President of the University of Ghana (UG) Tertiary Students’ Confederacy of the NPP (TESCON), Mr Matin Abdallah, has in a statement asked Hon Isaac Adongo to submit himself to learn more on economics.
Mr Matin Abdallah, UG – TESCON President
Hon Isaac Adongo, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Constituency, speaking at a forum organised by the Coalition for Restoration (CFR) under the theme ‘Assessing the three-year reign of President Akufo-Addo’ at Labone in Accra, challenged Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to a debate on the country’s economy.
To this call, Mr Abdallah released an earlier statement submitting himself to face Hon Adongo for the debate because to him Dr. Bawumia is not Hon Adongo’s “coequal in the discipline of economics”. This, he said is because when Hon Adongo was “struggling to obtain a degree at the University of Ghana Business School in the late 1990s, Dr. Bawumia was already an astute Ph.D. holder for years from the University of British Columbia, Canada”
As a result of the statement from the UG-TESCON president, an activist of the National Democratic Congress, Issifu Seidu Kudus Gbeadese, delved into the issue by giving reasons why he thinks Hon Adongo is capable of debating Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia on the country’s economy.
However, without responding to Mr Gbeadese, Mr. Abdallah in his latest statement write, “I still hope that Hon. Adongo would take up the challenge to debate me on the economic performance of the current government and on the subject matter of economics in general, I will take a moment to address the ignorance of Hon. Adongo on the FX with a blend of academic prepositions and practical applications.”
In the statement titled, “AN ACADEMIC RESPONSE TO THE IGNORANT EFFUSIONS OF HON. ISAAC ADONGO”, he said he “listened with shock” Hon Adongo’s analysis of the FX in which he (Hon Adongo) sort to create the impression that “Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s analysis of the FX is wack”
He expressed hope that Hon. Adongo will “learn some valuable lessons” from his statement and will therefore, “further submit himself to learn more.”