- Former president Kufuor says President Akufo-Addo is the best person to succeed him
- Kufuor believes Nana Addo has the capacity to change the economic fortunes of Ghana for the best
The former president, John Agyekum Kufuor, has declared his public love and affection for President Akufo-Addo.
John Agyekum Kufuor holds the view that Nana Addo is the right personality to have succeeded him after exiting the presidency in 2009.
According to John Agyakum Kufuor, the erstwhile Mills and Mahama administration diverted the political opportunities of the country to an economic disaster.
“Their mismanagement hampered the social intervention programmes that I introduced to accelerate Ghana’s development and improve the lives of the masses; they were abandoned,” former President Kufuor lamented.
According to John Kufuor, the election of Nana Addo as president of Ghana has given him the chance to remain at peace with himself. Kufuor is stating that his "heart is at peace now that Nana Akufo-Addo is the president because I know he will revive my social intervention programmes and even introduce more positive policies".
John Kufuor made these remarks when he was addressing attendants of the 68th annual speech and prize-giving day celebration of Prempeh college.
Nana Addo served under the Kufuor administration as Attorney General and minister of foreign affairs.
Having lost two elections in a row (2008 and 2012 elections), the victory of President Akufo-Addo in the 2016 general elections came as no surprise to many Ghanaians who believed that now was the time to take on the helm of leadership in Ghana’s Fourth Republic.
Nana Addo’s landslide victory ( 53.85%) against his two-time fierce contender, John Dramani Mahama - who was also the incumbent president of Ghana not only deepened Ghana’s democratic credentials but also gave the West African country the edge against many other African economies.
During his inauguration and swearing-in ceremony, the president of Ghana reiterated his commitment to ensuring that Ghana not only remains open to business but also continue to be the beacon of democracy in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
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