Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called on Ghanaians to give Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), an opportunity to demonstrate his capabilities as President. Speaking at the “Dr. Bawumia Speaks” event at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) in Accra on Wednesday, President Kufuor highlighted Dr. Bawumia's humility, temperament, and understanding of the complexities of the current world.
President Kufuor emphasized the scarcity of quality leadership globally, especially leaders who comprehend technological innovations and geopolitics. He stated that Ghana needs a visionary leader who can leverage new technologies and human resources for the country's growth.
“We happen to be living in times where the whole world is in a flux. Leadership is very, very scarce, quality leadership,” President Kufuor remarked, underlining the importance of mastering new technologies like digitalization and geopolitics.
Acknowledging Dr. Bawumia's understanding of contemporary challenges, President Kufuor praised the Vice President's performance under President Akufo-Addo's leadership since 2008. He described Dr. Bawumia as having the right “humility and temperament” for the presidential role.
“Ghana has come to a crossroads, and I'm serious here. It's not the normal regular politics we want; we want leadership with vision even in the complex world I have talked about, the leader that will be able to marshal the new technologies to pick the requisite manpower,” President Kufuor asserted.
In conclusion, President Kufuor urged Ghanaians to support Dr. Bawumia and emphasized the need for competent individuals to collaborate with him to address the challenges facing Ghana's society and economy.