NPP flagbearer Nana Addo honest, incorruptible and competent - Bawumia

In a birthday wish to Nana Addo who turned 72 on March 29, Dr Bawumia said Nana Addo is a principled and truly remarkable man.

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Dr Mahamamudu Bawumia has described the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo as an incorruptible and competent leader.

In a birthday wish to Nana Addo who turned 72 on March 29, Dr Bawumia said Nana Addo is a principled and truly remarkable man.

Read more: Nana Addo donates to Osu Children's Home

Dr Bawumia in a tweet stated that: "To a truly remarkable man - honest, incorruptible, trustworthy, principled and competent. Happy Birthday Nana"

 

The tweet drew reactions, mostly from well wishers, some of who in turn tweeted their prayers for the man asking Ghanaians to try him. But there were discordant tweets too.

Nana Addo's profile

Born March 29, 1944, in Swalaba, Accra, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was raised in Accra, Ghana’s capital. His father’s residence in Accra was effectively the headquarters of the country’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), after it was formed at Saltpond on August 4, 1947. Three of the Big Six (founding fathers of Ghana) were Nana’s blood relatives: J.B Danquah (grand uncle), William Ofori Atta (uncle) and Edward Akufo-Addo, who became the third Chief Justice and later ceremonial President of the Republic from 1970-72, was his father.

Akufo-Addo had his primary education at the Government Boys School and later Rowe Road School both in Accra Central. Nana went on to England to study for his O- Level and A- Level examinations. He returned to Ghana in 1962 to teach at the Accra Academy before going to the University of Ghana in 1964 to read Economics.

See also: Ghana’s economy is contracting - Nana Addo

After graduating as an economist, he went on to read law in the UK and was called to the English Bar (Middle Temple) in July 1971 and the Ghana Bar in 1975.

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