Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has applauded the works of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, describing him as a man destined to succeed in his presidential ambition.

Mr Kufuor who is confident Dr. Bawumia will make a good President of Ghana called on Ghanaians to support him in his leadership role.

The former President was speaking during Dr Bawumia’s address at the University of Professional Studies, Accra on Wednesday where he shared his vision for Ghana following his election as the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

“I have always seen him as a man of destiny. When I first saw him in 2002, he was a research assistant to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana. He delivered a paper at an international conference in London. There was something about his presentation. I was the President of Ghana by then. Till then, I hadn’t even spoken to him before.

“I congratulated him and I don’t know what came in me, prophetically, I told him to carry on the light and that he will go far…in 2008 Akufo-Addo picked this man again to be his running mate. This man is on a mission. A mission determined by destiny. Let’s all support him to continue. Quality leadership is very scarce,” he stated.

Mr Kufuor emphasized the need for Ghana to have a visionary leader.

“Ghana has come to a crossroads. It’s not the regular politics we want. We want a leadership with vision even in the complex world I spoke about. We should be talking about the nation and not so much as the party. We must get competent people to work with him to bring us out of the challenges we are in now,” he added.