Lessons From President-Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's Victory


The weekend has been super lit! Whaaat! After staying glued to my radio and television set since last Wednesday to Friday night, I would be a two-faced girl if I came on here to bore you with the ”Ghana has won speech” that the ”Mr. and Mrs I want to be neutral” peeps have been sharing on social media. Yes Ghana has won in the sense that we (as a country) did not give the international media something negative to write about but the masses have spoken and hate it or love it the right man for the job has won.

It might be

hard but forget the flaws of outgoing President Mahama’s government for a minute and let’s focus on how resilient our incoming President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been. Here are four lessons I learned from his victory.


  1. Fight for what you want/believe :  

After two failed attempts and even losing in court when the NPP decided to contest the results of the 2012 elections, our President-Elect did not let these setbacks stop him from achieving his goal.


2. Negative comments mean nothing.

In as much as politics can be a dirty game, you would agree with me that some people (including public figures), young enough to be Nana Akufo Addo’s kids or dare I say grandkids rained all sorts of allegations and insults on him both on mainstream and social media. The average person would have probably said ‘nah it’s alright I’m done’ or even clapped back at the negative comments but look at him now.

3. Be careful of the kind of things you say.

Yes, we are all entitled to our own opinions but as stated earlier some public figures  joined in on the ‘insult Akufo-Addo train’ and I can bet by now they probably regret the kind of things they said and did just for some coins. Unfortunately those harsh words would remain in the memory of many Ghanaians forever

4. God’s timing is everything!

Who would have thought that at 72, Nana Akufo Addo will finally get to be the President of Ghana. Thus, even when it looks like your ‘blessing’ is taking eternity to manifest just remember God’s timing is the baddest

Now the President Elect is obviously not a saint but hopefully he does not disappoint because if he does, the same Ghanaian peeps who got him in will definitely kick him out.

Did you learn any lesson from his victory?

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