Koku Anyidoho, the deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress, has expressed delight in the leadership style of President Akufo-Addo.
According to a Peace FM Online report, Mr Anyidoho indicated that the president's new appointments were just rewards to those who helped ensure his victory in the general elections.
The NDC deputy general secretary was speaking on NEAT FM's morning show when he said, "It’s up to the president; I am not surprised at all. I am happy for President Nana Addo for appointing 110 key soap concert party ministers."
Koku Anyidoho further remarked on the president's government size, stating, "President Nana Akufo-Addo knows he will be a one-term president so he has no option than to compensate a lot of people now so after the four years, no one will attack him. This is a high level of incompetence when it comes to government. Nana Addo knows he will be a one-term president."
President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday appointed 50 new ministers, bring his total ministerial appointments to 110. This makes his government the largest in the Fourth Republic.
The move has been heavily criticized by sections of the public and the opposition, as many believe this will burden the public purse.
Meanwhile, the Information Minister Mustapha Hamid has defended the president's government size, stating the country needed a strong force to resolve the challenges it faces, and declared that the size of the new government would rather protect state coffers.