President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has praised his predecessor John Dramani Mahama for his conduct in the face of controversy surrounding his settlement.

He said the former president's conduct during the controversy has been a credit to the nation and Ghanaians must be thankful to God for such blessings.

Mr Mahama withdrew a letter requesting he is allowed to stay in his official Cantonment residence in line with the recommendations for his emolument after leaving office.

However, public outcry forced him to take a u-turn over the issue last week.

The development now leaves government to find a suitable accommodation for him after he packed out of the Cantonment residence.

Addressing congregants of the Accra Ridge Church Sunday, President Akufo-Addo also congratulated his predecessor for supervising a smooth transfer of power after the elections.

He told the congregation Ghanaians to have to show gratitude to the former president for following in the "worthy footsteps of his illustrious predecessors ex-president's Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor and supervised a peaceful transition of power."

Also in attendance was the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye; Finance Minister-nominee Ken Ofori-Atta and Senior minister-nominee, Yaw Osafo Maafo.

In a related development, former president Kufuor said Ghana is a country of laws and there is always talk of rule of law so "if there is something in there that we do not like, go back and seek for solutions in the Constitution."

"If you want to reform it, you have to use the constitutional process for solutions," he added.

According to him, until that has been done, Ghanaians must stop wasting their time with discussing and debating the issue.