The Minister of Works and Housing and Member of Parliament for Bantama, Francis Asenso Boakye, has lauded President Akufo-Addo as the most exceptional president produced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He specifically commended Akufo-Addo's leadership during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic, asserting that the situation could have been worse under a different president.
Speaking during an interview on Starr FM on February 1, 2024, Asenso Boakye expressed his belief that Ghanaians will both celebrate and feel the absence of President Akufo-Addo for his distinctive governance in the upcoming years. When questioned about the comparison between former President Kufour and Akufo-Addo, Asenso Boakye confidently described Akufo-Addo as the superior president.
“Kufour has played his part, and he has left, and Akufo-Addo is actually on it. The decisions and the circumstances under his leadership are totally different from those of President Kufour,” said Asenso Boakye. He highlighted that while Kufour had also served as the leader of the NPP, Akufo-Addo's current circumstances and the decisions made under his leadership set him apart as the optimal choice.
“I'll choose Akufo-Addo because he has worked directly, and I know him, and I've benefitted from his leadership, his wise counsel, and everything, even though President Kufour is also more like a father to me.”