The current occupant of the Flagstaff House in Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo has received his three predecessors namely: Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama. The meeting was to seek the opinions of the three former heads of state on certain measures that the current administration intends to undertake to better manage the country.
Cameroon Intelligence Report gathered the meeting lasted two hours and President Akufo-Addo expressed his intention of holding several of these kinds of meetings to have the opinion of his predecessors on how to better manage the country.
Akufo Addo said in a presidential statement that “I am in the position to benefit from the wisdom and experience of three former Presidents of the Republic, their Excellencies Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama. They represent the continuity of the institutions of our Republic, for which we thank God.
The three former Presidents live, circulate freely in Ghana and take part in the national debates and in the political activities of their respective political parties namely the NDC for John Jerry Rawlings and John Dramani Mahama and the NPP for John Agyekum Kufuor. They are often solicited by certain leaders of neighboring countries as resource persons and abroad for conferences, electoral monitoring missions or talks.
Since the establishment of democracy in 1992 under the “rigorous” leadership of Jerry Rawlings, regime changes are by electoral process. Power has so far alternated at regular intervals of eight years, two consecutive terms, between the two major political parties in Ghana, which are the opposition NDC, and the ruling NPP.