Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said that Ghana must treat its former Presidents with respect as is being done in other jurisdictions like the United States of America.
Kufuor made this assertion when speaking to attendees of a Thanksgiving dinner organized by President Nana Addo, to celebrate him on his 80th birthday at the Jubilee House, former President Kufuor.
“When it got to Obama’s turn, he said before he got to the White House, the Oval Office, his opinion of some of the people who had gone ahead of him wasn’t that good, but once he got in there and saw the multitude of challenges that afflicted them by the day, you can even say by the hour, not only from the United States but from around the world and how these people managed to tackle some of these challenges within the very short span of office they were given, he got to feel that all of them were very honourable people and that they tried to do their best for their country.
For that, he attended that celebration to praise Bush Jnr. and to ask the United States to look on all these retired Presidents as honourable people. Bush Jnr. wept because of the way Obama addressed the gathering. I believe this is how we need to learn to treat our leaders both sitting and past and what President Nana Addo has done tonight I believe is a lesson that should not be lost to us.”
However, President Nana Addo, speaking at the dinner said former President Kufuor is the most successful leader in the Danquah, Dombo, Busia Tradition.
On his own behalf and on the behalf of the first lady, Rebecca Akufo Addo, Nana Addo wished former Kufuor a happy birthday.