Just like anyone, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo before winning the elections in 2016 had to 'hustle' hard to make it.
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Nana Akufo-Addo's presidential journey started in 1998 when he was defeated by J.A. Kufuor in the NPP's primaries in Sunyani.
It took him another 18 years of 'up and downs' before he could fulfill his childhood dream of leading Ghana.
In the run-up to the elections, the president did all he could to socialise with the ordinary Ghanaians in order to show them he is just like them and has their best interest at heart.
YEN.com.gh has compiled four photos of Akufo-Addo's hustling days before he became the president of Ghana.
Going through the photos, there is no doubt that he has really suffered to get to where he is.
1. President Akufo-Addo eating with a group of women during his campaign period to become president in 2012.
2. President Akufo-Addo playing cards with a group of young men,
3. Remember the Akufo-Addo Kalyppo trend? This was the Akufo-Addo then, during his campaign trail in 2016.
4. Akufo-Addo spotted eating with a group of women.
Sir John believed in me
The Late Sir John who is a former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party was such an important stakeholder of the party due to his contributions.
Speaking at his funeral grounds, President Akufo-Addo described Sir John as a true Akufo-Addo loyalist.
He said the late Sir John was the first person to believe in him after he lost the 2012 election petition.
“…Make no mistake, Nana will lead NPP even if he is in a wheelchair.... Indeed, while few and the NPP could believe in me again, he had over-declared me as presidential candidate for the party for the 2016 elections three clear years ahead of time. Perhaps he had seen something others have not. For me, that statement in 2013 reinforced my belief that I can always count on Sir John as a true and true Akufo-Addo loyalist and someone I could call a good friend,” Nana Addo said.
The late Sir John was laid to rest in his hometown, Sakra Wonoo in the Ashanti Region on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
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