-Presidential Candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo is 72 years today
- The astute Ghanaian politician has revealed that his old age will have no bearing on him as a prospective president
Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo turns 72 years today.
Born March 29, 1944, in Swalaba, Accra, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was raised in Accra, Ghana’s capital. His father’s residence in Accra was effectively the headquarters of the country’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), after it was formed at Saltpond on August 4, 1947. Three of the Big Six (founding fathers of Ghana) were Nana’s blood relatives: J.B Danquah (grand uncle), William Ofori Atta (uncle) and Edward Akufo-Addo, who became the third Chief Justice and later ceremonial President of the Republic from 1970-72, was his father.
He is married to Rebecca, daughter of the Speaker of the Parliament of the Third Republic of Ghana, the late Mr. Justice J.H Griffiths-Randolph. They have five children, with five grandchildren, and are both devout Church-going Christians.
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Meanwhile Nana Akuffo Addo has stated that his age will have nothing to do with his capacity to run for president and that Ghanaians should rather measure him on the basis of his political experience and commitment to national development.