Ghanaians celebrate John Mahama as he turns 61 today

Ghanaians celebrate John Mahama as he turns 61 today

On November 29, 1958, Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama was born in Damango, capital of West Gonja District.

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer turns 61 years old today, November 29, 2019.

John Dramani Mahama is a politician who rose through the ranks and became President of Ghana from July 24, 2012, to January 7, 2017.

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Prior to becoming the first gentleman on the land, Mr. Mahama was Member of Parliament for Bole Bamboi in the Northern Region from 1997 to 2009.

He also became Communications Minister from 1998 to 2001.

He is also vying to become president again in the 2020 election on the ticket of the NDC.

He is married to Lordina Mahama and they have five children - Shafik, Shahid, Sharaf, Jesse and Farida.

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On his 61st birthday, former first lady, Lordina Mahama, took to social media to celebrate her husband. She counted herself lucky for being married to Mr Mahama.

Ghanaians also took to social media to wish the ex-president well.

Below are some of the goodwill messages from Ghanaians on social media;

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YEN.com.gh earlier also reported that the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo conferred Ghanaian citizenship on over 125 diasporans in Ghana.

Ghana is the only country in the 21st century that has legally offered to resettle people of African descent who have returned to the continent.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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