- President Akufo-Addo mocked Hassan Ayariga at the first presidential meeting with political leaders
- The presidential meeting was part of efforts to deepen bipartisan engagements in the country
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It was a moment of laughter when the president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, met with leaders of all political parties in the country.
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Even more interesting and funny was when the president mocked the 2016 presidential candidate for the All People Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, over his "coughing spree" during the 2012 general elections.
Hassan Ayariga had swerved the second and final presidential debates after giving an excuse for having a terrible cough.
This saw Mr. Ayariga get the title; "Ayaricough". But it's been 7 years since this funny incident and Nana Addo still has some fond memories of this.
Taking his turn to welcome all leaders of political parties, Nana spent the time to engage in a funny conversation with Hassan Ayariga.
The presidential meeting was geared towards seeking the views of the various political parties on a number of policies that government wants to undertake in 2018.
Among those present were Chairpersons and General Secretaries of the various political parties, including the New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP), Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Peoples National Convention (PNC), and the National Democratic Party (NDP).
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Also present were representatives from the United Peoples Party (UPP), All Peoples Congress (APC), Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), United Front Party (UFP), and the Democratic Peoples’ Party (DPP).
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