- Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has opened up about his family history
- He revealed that his mother got married to four men and had 10 children in all with them
- The former president described his mother as the greatest politician he had ever come across because of her choice of men
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Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has opened up about his family history and how his last name Kufuor came about.
Speaking in an interview with Adom TV's Afia Amankwaah Tamakloe as monitored by YEN.com.gh, the former president revealed that his mother got married to four men.
Quite shocked as such a revelation from the former president, Afia Amankwah asked if his mother was married to all four men at the same time.
He stated that his mother, whom he described as the greatest politician he had ever come across because of her choice of men, had an influence on his political life because of the men she was married to.
He described his mother as the type of woman who was so independent that she took decisions on her own and easily moved on.
Kufuor revealed that his mother's marriage to her first husband ended after they both had five children together.
He revealed that Dr. Akoto Afriyie was also birthed by his mother by a different man after her first marriage ended.
The ex-president added that after four years, his father, whom he referred to as Agyekum came along and married his mother and they both had three sons including himself, Addo and George Kufuor.
Again, after four years, the marriage ended and she ended up with her last husband who happened to be the chief of Bechem, Nana Ofosu Diabuor.
He further went on to say that growing up and being nurtured by a mother who was married to all these men of power helped launch his political career.
The former president described his mother as a woman who was quite independent and had it all with regards to material possessions as well as natural intelligence.
Kufuor stated that he did not have a hard time growing up since he had everything at his disposal due to his mother's wealth.
He further made a shocking revelation that all 10 of then had their mother's last name which happens to be Kufuor.
Reason being that in the family she came from which happens to be quite affluent, they did not want to take care of children with their money and their family of the children will take all the glory.
Former president Kufuor said in a bid not to have just his father's name which happens to be the Agyekum in his name, his mother made sure he would also be called Kufuor.
He added that his mother's family made it clear to all of them that they won't use their money to raise them and give them a better education for their father's families to claim the glory.
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