Prez Akufo Addo turns 80 as he becomes the first Prez to mark that age whiles in office

Prez Akufo Addo turns 80 as he becomes the first Prez to mark that age whiles in office

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has turned 80 years old today, Friday, March 29, 2024.

This makes him the first President to attain 80 years of age while at the helm of affairs of the government of Ghana.

Prez Akufo Addo turns 80 as he becomes the first Prez to mark that age whiles in office
Prez Akufo Addo turns 80 as he becomes the first Prez to mark that age whiles in office

The President was 72 years old when he gave his closest contender and incumbent President, John Dramani Mahama, a million-vote gap in the December 2016 polls.

Nana Akufo-Addo was born on March 29, 1944, in Accra, Ghana (then the Gold Coast). William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was the son of Edward Akufo-Addo and his wife Adeline.

He was born into a family with a long history of public service and political activism.

Three of the founding fathers of Ghana were his blood relatives: J.B. Danquah (grand uncle), William Ofori Atta (uncle), and his father, Edward Akufo-Addo, who became the third Chief Justice and later ceremonial President of the Republic from 1970 to 1972.

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