According to ace journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, the victory of the New Patriotic Party's Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2016 General Election rendered completely mad with joy.
Mr. Baako said he was excited that Mr. Akufo-Addo had finally ascended to the Presidency after almost two decades of trying. “He has really fought for it – the resilience, the endurance, the commitment [eventually paid],” he said.
He noted that he called Nana Addo, the president-elect of Ghana, saying, "Nana, I am maaaad!"
He recounted his relationship with the veteran politician and celebrated lawyer in the heady days of military rule in Ghana.
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“I’ve known Nana Akufo-Addo for about forty years. I was a foot soldier of the PMFJ (People’s Movement for Freedom and Justice) when he was General Secretary. I’ve been with him as a colleague in the AFC (Alliance For Change). I know him. He defended the media [in court] pro-bono (for free). He stood by us (media), he really contributed to this country’s development,” he narrated.