President Nana Akufo-Addo’s delivery of his third state of the nation address to parliament on Thursday, 21 February 2019 was “superb”, former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said.

“I was very impressed with the entire ceremony. One, with the comportment of the president – very practical, assuring, talking of the state of the economy, and the state of the nation as a whole being stable and really promising in spite of the challenges that still remain.

“The delivery was superb; that really was to be expected of the president. He flowed very well and he touched on many many salient features that hallmark the economy, and the state of affairs generally within the nation.

“There was also a touch of humour that got everybody in parliament tickled”, Mr Kufuor told Benjamin Akakpo in an exclusive interview on Class91.3FMm’s Executive Breakfast Show on Friday, 22 February.

In his view, the manner in which the president delivered his address had a calming effect on the Minority in parliament.

“You could even sense from the opposition side that they were in form, and they didn’t heckle, they all seemed to enjoy what the president was saying”, Mr Kufuor explained, adding that: “The decor of the house, everything came together in a very promising way. And that’s how it should be. … He did a marvelous work. I was assured and I really commend him for the performance”.

Asked why he was not in parliament for the address, Mr Kufuor said: “I haven’t been too well lately and, so, I’m under medical advice to keep away a bit; to take some rest. So, I’m out of town. I’m not even in Accra as I speak to you. But I managed to listen in”.

Source: ClassFM