May 27, 2024

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pointed out a historic feat that could result should his Vice President win the 2024 presidential elections.

He noted that a victory for the 2024 New Patriotic Party flagbearer will mean Ghana will get a First Lady from the Zongo – a Muslim-dominated inner city dotted across the country.

The lady in question is the current Second Lady, Samira Bawumia.

“If by the grace of God, Mahamadu Bawumia wins the presidency in December 2024, we will have a Zongo First Lady in Ghana,” Akufo-Addo declared in Nima, a suburb of Accra.

Aside the Samira Bawumia history-making rise to First Ladyship, Akufo-Addo also spoke about his connection with Nima in a speech he delivered on December 17 at the coronation of a new paramount chief for Nima, Mohammed Saini Farl, also known as Nii Futa.

The president, whose private residence is in the Nima enclave, emphasized his connection with Nima, stressing how he had spent some of his happiest days as a young person in the Muslim-dominated area.

“Nii Futa has chosen this day to be henceforth known as Nima Day, it is a very important day in my life because it is the birthday of my mother, the 17th of December, and she was a big maghajia of Nima as you know.

“I grew up here, I came here when I was 12 years old, our father moved us here. I don’t think there is any part of this area that I don’t know, I know this area like the back of my hand. I enjoyed some of the happiest days of my youth right here in Nima.

“So it is important that I be here on such a day because I am one of you, because I, too, I am a Nima boy,” he stated to applause from the gathering.

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