7 photos that prove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

7 photos that prove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

On the night of the 9th of December 2016, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo was announced the winner of the general elections, thus becoming the president-elect of the Republic of Ghana scheduled to take office officially on the 7th of January, 2017.

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7 photos that prove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

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However, the road to this historic victory for Nana Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was not an easy one. The presidential candidate who contested in the elections 3 times before succeeding had to travel the entire country, sometimes under the worst conditions to win the votes of Ghanaians.

Here are 7 pictures that prove that Nana Addo really suffered for the presidency.

1. When he had to at some point during one of his campaign tours, travel on foot through shallow rivers to reach some constituents.

6 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

2. When Nana Addo, even though Christian, had to join an Islamic worship session fully dressed and posed. Morale: When you want to win an election, you have to pray through all channels to make sure God hears you.

6 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

3. He had to console wailing mourners even when he wasn't in the mood to do so... or so it seems from this photo.

6 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

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4. He had to play a game of cards out on the streets to prove he could "roll on all levels" and could be a president for all.

6 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

5. When eating kenkey and hot pepper communally becomes essential for your reputation, you leave you "fork and knife" behaviour at home and dig in with your fingers like a real Ghanaian. It's not easy.

6 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

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6. After that you push it down with a chilled sachet pure water even though you are used to bottled water in your home.

6 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

7. And for refreshment, sometimes the most convenient is what is available and if you have to drink that juice like a thirsty man trekking in the Sahara desert, why not?

6 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

So after all the suffering, who is smiling now? Onaapo!

7 photos that rove that Nana Addo suffered before becoming president

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