Update: Boy who met Nkrumah in trending photo not Akufo-Addo

Update: Boy who met Nkrumah in trending photo not Akufo-Addo

A young boy meeting Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president, had Ghanaian social media users fooled over the weekend, when information emerged that the boy was President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo.

Photo: Akufo-Addo met Kwame Nkrumah as a young boy

The picture was first shared by Sekou Nkrumah, the last born of Kwame Nkrumah, who insisted that the boy was a young Akufo-Addo

The picture immediately went viral, with thousands of people sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.

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But it has now emerged that Sekou Nkrumah lied and that boy was not Akufo-Addo.

Rather, it was a young American that Nkrumah met when he travelled to North Carolina in the US in 1960.

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