President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana turns 77 today, Monday 29 March 2021, and he is already trending on social media with birthday wishes from Ghanaians from all walks of life.
One of the messages that got Ghanaians talking came from his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. It was a simple but loaded message, perhaps taking inspiration from one of Irene Logan’s old tracks, “My Mind Dey”.
The song starts thus:
Boy I love you
I no dey lie
Boy I need you
When you no dey
My heart dey go
When I’m with you
I don’t wanna go
I don’t wanna go ma baby
Akufo-Addo is out of the country attending a conference in Madrid on the Africa-Spain relationship. He is expected to return tomorrow (Tuesday 30 March 2021).
President Akufo-Addo was born on 29 March 1944 as the eldest son of Edward Akufo-Addo, a former president and member of the Big Six, and Adeline Akufo-Addo.
He is a lawyer and politician who previously served as attorney general between 2001 and 2003 and as minister of foreign affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor-led government.
He assumed office as president on 7 January 2017 after winning the 2016 election. He won the 2020 presidential election and is now serving a second term.