Nana Akufo-Addo son of a former president of Ghana and leader of the New Patriotic Party beat incumbent John Mahama who has been president since 2012 and five other candidates in his third run for the presidency- they say third time is the charm.
The president elect has promised NOT to let his people down during his victory speech.
Who is Nana Akufo-Addo
- Born on March 29, 1944. He is 72 years-old
- Is married to Rebecca Akufo-Addo (nee Griffiths-Randolph). They have five daughters and a grandson
- A legal luminar and human right lawyer
- Campaigned for a return to multi-party democracy under military rule
- He was the founder and first Chairperson of the Ghana Committee on Human and Peoples Rights, which was set up during the PNDC military dictatorship to protect the civil liberties of Ghanaians
- A former justice and foreign minister
- A founding member of the NPP and was at the forefront of the long and hard struggle against military dictatorship and towards democratisation in Ghana
With a president like Akufo-Addo who believes in everything big, the future of Ghana looks promising.
In 2009, Nana Akufo-Addo encouraged Ghanaians to have BIG faith, dream BIG, think BIG, act BIG, in order to achieve their BIG personal goals, and thereby achieve the BIG goals of the nation in becoming economically BIG and prosperous and more socially and politically just
The west African country, bounded on the north by Burkina Faso, on the east by Togo, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean,and on the west by Côte d’Ivoire has a population of about 26 million people. Formerly a British colony known as the Gold Coast, was led to independence by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on the 6th of March, 1957. It is the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa after Ivory Coast and Africa’s second biggest gold producer after South Africa.
While Ghana celebrates successful elections, in another West African country Gambia, incumbent President Yahyah Jammeh has disappointed all by challenging the election results that saw him lose