Today, Thursday, November 29 2018 makes the 60th birthday of Ghana’s immediate former president, John Dramani Mahama.
The former president is currently seeking to get the knod as presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He lost the 2016 election to the current president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Meanwhile, the Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), in the Edo State of Nigeria, has conferred an honorary doctorate degree, a Doctor of Letters, on Ghana’s former president, Mr John Dramani Mahama.
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The conferment ceremony took place during the 16th Convocation of the university, Nigeria’s first private university founded by Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion of Okada and Esama of Benin.
Established in 1999, the Igbinedion University now has a total of seven colleges and certified to award twenty-nine different degrees and certificates.
In a citation, the university recognised Mr Mahama’s statesmanship and his commitment to the West African sub-region and African continent. It recognised Mr Mahama’s influential role in the ECOWAS sub-region, the Africa Union and the United Nations, noting, especially his role during the deadly Ebola Virus attack in the sub-region.
“When the deadly Ebola virus ravaged some parts of West Africa, and threatened global health, not only did you open Ghana’s borders, but you also galvanised prompt regional, continental and global support to arrest the contagion”.
YEN.com.gh will also like to wish the former president a happy birthday and God’s blessings and strength in the years ahead.
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