The former Member of Parliament for New Juaben South, Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, has said that Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia will be a good president if elected by the electorate.
In a one-on-one interview with Philip Osei Bonsu on Asempa FM’s flagship afternoon talk show, Ekosiisen, on Tuesday, the former NPP lawmaker stated that looking at the impressive credentials of the Vice President, there is no doubt that he would make a good president if elected.
“I think he has paid his dues, you understand. When we look at how our numbers have gone up in the Northern Region, we are at par with the NDC, each of the parties has nine seats. Even in the Savanna Region, we (NPP) have four seats whereas NDC has three. In North East, we have three and the NDC four. Overall, in the three Northern Regions, the NPP have 16 and the NDC have 15,’’ he stated.
“There was a time that we (NPP) had three seats but now we have 16 and the NDC have 15, the old Northern Region as it were. He has done his bit. Even though the delegates will decide but for me, when I look at his CV, I think that he will be a good president. I think that with the kind of CV that he boasts of if given the nod, he will win,” Dr Assibey-Yeboah told Osei Bonsu.
Responding to a follow-up question by Philip Osei Bonsu that on the balance of probability if Dr Mahamudu Bawumia would be a better fit than Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, the economist said that either of them would do well but if he looks at Dr Bawumia’s credentials, he would be a better flagbearer for the party as he is ahead of Alan Kyerematen.
Mark Assibey-Yeboah holds an MA and a PhD in Economics from the University of Tennessee, USA, specializing in International Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics and Econometrics.
He has published in reputable journals such as Economic Record, International Journal for Finance and Economics, Journal for International Trade and Economic Development and The North American Journal of Economics and Finance.