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Biography of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo was born on 29th March, 1944 and is the current president of the republic of Ghana. He has been in office since 7th January, 2017. He previously served as the Attorney general from 2001 to 2003 and as minister for foreign affairs from 2003 to 2007, under the Kuffour-led administration.

He is also the current chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Nana Addo first ran for president in 2008 and again in 2012, both times as the candidate of the New Patriotic Party, but was defeated on both occasions by National Democratic Congress candidate: John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills in 2008 and John Dramani Mahama in 2012 after the former's death.

He refused to concede and went to court, the supreme Court of Ghana affirmed John Dramani Mahama's victory. He was chosen as the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party for a third time for the 2016 general elections, and this time, he defeated John Dramani Mahama in the first round, winning 53.85 percent of the votes.

Which marked the first time in a Ghanaian presidential election that an opposition candidate won a majority outright in the first round.

He is referred to as the man of the people. According to ranking sources, he is the best president in Africa as at now.

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