- President Nana Akufo-Addo says he has not decided to seek re-election in 2020
- The term limit for every Ghanaian president according to the constitution is two terms
Speaking on a visit to his alma mater, Lancing School in the United Kingdom, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, said his mind is not made up about seeking re-election to the presidency in 2020.
The Daily Graphic quoted him as saying: “My party is keen on the agenda that I go again in 2020; we will see.” He elaborated he has not yet come to a conclusion.
Akufo-Addo, won the presidency in hi his third attempt in 2016 against then incumbent John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party (NPP) polled about 54% of the valid votes.
John Mahama on the other hand is entitled to one more term. The 1992 Constitution dictates that a person shall have no more than two terms of years each in the role of the President.
Mahama is keen on coming back and has already started vigorous campaign to win his party's flagbearer position. He is seen to be competition with about 10 others.
Akufo-Addo, who remarked that he was the only black student during his time at Lancing, preached to his audience the strides Ghana has made since independence.
During the visit, President Akufo-Addo was taken on a tour of the school and was presented with framed group pictures of his football and cricket teams by his classmates.
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