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‘My mind dey for you’ – First Lady tells Akufo-Addo on his 77th birthday

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has requested Afro-Soul and Afro-Fusion singer Gyakie’s ‘Forever’ song for President Akufo-Addo on his 77th birthday anniversary.

Taking to her micro-blogging software application, Twitter, Mrs. Akufo-Addo gave the president her assurance of being with him forever.

“Happy birthday Mr. President. My mind dey for you,” First Lady wrote.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born in Swalaba Accra, Ghana, on 29 March 1944, to a prominent Ghanaian royal and political family as the son of Adeline and Edward Akufo-Addo. His father Edward Akufo-Addo from Akropong-Akuapem was Ghana’s third Chief Justice from 1966 to 1970, chairman of the 1967–68 Constitutional Commission, and the non-executive President of Ghana from 1970 till 1972. Akufo-Addo’s maternal grandfather was Nana Sir Ofori Atta, King of Akyem Abuakwa, who was a member of the Executive Council of the Governor of the Gold Coast before Ghana’s independence. He is a nephew of Kofi Asante Ofori-Atta and William Ofori Atta. His granduncle was J. B. Danquah, another member of The Big Six.

Akufo-Addo previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor-led administration.

 He is currently serving his second term as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Akufo-Addo first ran for president in 2008 and again in 2012, both times as the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He lost on both occasions to National Democratic Congress’ candidates: John Evans Atta Mills in 2008 and John Dramani Mahama in 2012.

After the 2012 general elections, He refused to concede and proceeded to court to challenge the electoral results, but the Supreme Court of Ghana affirmed John Dramani Mahama’s victory. He was chosen as the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party for the third time for the 2016 general elections and this time, he defeated John Dramani Mahama in the first round (winning with 53.85% of the votes), which marked the first time in a Ghanaian presidential election that an opposition candidate won a majority outright in the first round.

He again secured an outright majority in the first round of the 2020 general elections (winning with 51.59% of the vote) defeating John Dramani Mahama and was duly sworn at exactly 1:03 pm GMT on the 7th of January 2021.


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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