Born on 29 November 1958, today happens to be the birthday of Ghanaian politician and current president of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama
FACT 1. President John Mahama was born on November 29, 1958 at Damongo, in the Northern Region of Ghana.
He is a renowned communications expert, historian, writer, former Member of Parliament and Minister of State, and immediate former Vice-President of Ghana.
FACT 2. The National Democratic Congress stalwart has been the president of Ghana since 2012
He won the elections against Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the National Democratic Congress and other candidates.
FACT 3. Mahama was the vice president from 2009 to 2012.
He took office after the death of the late John Evans Fiifi Attah Mills, the then president of Ghana.
FACT 4: John Mahama followed a subtle tradition to become the "fourth John" to rule Ghana after John Attah Mills, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Jerry Rawlings.
John Mahama is seeking a reelection in the December 7th elections to retain his position as president of the country. Do you think he will be able to retain the seat?
FACT 5: President Mahama’s father, Mr Emmanuel Adama Mahama was the first Member of Parliament for the West Gonja Constituency
He father was also the first Regional Commissioner of the Northern Region during Ghana’s First Republic.
FACT 6: In April 1997, President Mahama was appointed Deputy Minister of Communications.
He rose to become the substantive Minister of Communications by November 1998
FACT 7: John Mahama has only spent 4 years in office as president
Despite speculations that the President had ruled Ghana for 8 years, John Mahama has only occupied presidency for a single term in office.
FACT 8: President Mahama was first elected to the Parliament of Ghana in 1996 to represent the Bole/Bamboi Constituency for a four-year term.
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