'King Promise' and other famous nicknames Akufo-Addo has picked up as president

'King Promise' and other famous nicknames Akufo-Addo has picked up as president

President Nana Akufo-Addo won convincingly a very tightly-contested general election in 2016 and as such, it is easy to infer that his supporters and detractors are very many.

Since he became president, his supporters and others alike have made up names to celebrate and criticise him. But he would not be the first president to undergo such treatment in Ghana.

John Agyekum Kufuor was once called the 'Gentle Giant', Jerry Rawlings was the 'Junior Jesus' and John Mahama was 'Dead Goat'.

Nana Akufo-Addo has picked up a few names too and there are stories behind these names. YEN.com.gh brings you some of the names and related stories.

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1. King Promise

As a result of the president's alleged many promises, Ghanaians named him 'King Promise'. The most interesting thing about this very name is that it is used by both supporters and detractors.

2. King Sack

This name is a play on the name of rapper Sarkodie whose fans call him 'King Sark'. The president got his 'King Sack' name from the reputation of a president who easily fires appointees suspected of misbehaviour.

3. Addo Show Boy

Nana Akufo-Addo has also become known as a man who likes to be identified with trendy topics and people. He has invited to the Jubilee House musicians like Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and Sarkodie.

They say as a result of this gesture, the president is a show-off.

4. Nana Delight

Nana Akufo-Addo nicknames

Nana Akufo-Addo seen enjoying the Happy Delight drink. Photo credit: Ghanapoliticsonline.com
Source: UGC

This name is a step up from 'Nana Kalyppo' which was gotten during his days as a presidential candidate prior to the 2016 elections.

When he was pictured drinking the popular Happy Delight fruit juice, the name 'Nana Delight' was birthed.

5. The Dog

This nickname is rather unflattering and the least lasting. It comes from the president responding that "this dog will not be hanged", as a result of fears that he was being given a "bad name".

John Mahama took to Twitter to remind the president that animal references tend to stick with you.

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