11:53, 16.Nov 2016
President Nana Akufo-Addo is facing serious challenges with his administration of the country, hence his meeting with the former presidents to obtain counsel, the National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has said.
“You can only invite somebody to come and help when you are encountering difficulties,” he told Emefa Apawu on 505 on Tuesday.
On Tuesday April 18, Mr Akufo-Addo had a closed door meeting with Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor, and John Dramani Mahama.
The meeting was to enable the president seek their views on some governance-enhancing measures his administration intended to take.
However, Mr Adams, responding to a question about what the rationale for the meeting was, wondered: “[If] everything is cruising well, why provide for interactions?”, adding that such course of action can only be embarked upon “when you are faced with challenges that are beyond you”.
He however applauded the president for taking such a bold action which, to him, was very positive for democracy and governance in the country.
“I will commend him for being bold despite all the things that he said during the campaign period,” he told Emefa Apawu on ClassFM’s 505 news programme on Tuesday, April 19.
He noted that the NDC had always demonstrated its readiness to work with different governments to make the country better.
“If he [Mr Akufo-Addo] feels that ‘this I can’t carry all alone and there are people out there who have occupied this seat before me, let me tap into their experience,’ for me it is not a bad thing,” he added.