Current President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has been picked by the country’s ruling party, New Patriotic Party for the December Presidential election that will see him in a head-to-head battle against former President John Mahama.
Akufo-Addo who is 76-year-old unseated Mahama in 2016 with 53.8 per cent of the votes, cementing the gold and cocoa-producing West African nation’s reputation as a leading democracy in a region that has earned notoriety for political instability.
The NPP, in a statement on Saturday, said Akufo-Addo would contest the December 7 poll with Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate.
Mahama, 61, who has been chosen by the National Democratic Congress as its candidate, defeated Akufo-Addo in the 2012 presidential race before serving as Ghana’s Commander-in-Chief from 2012 to 2017.
This will be a third consecutive battle between the President and the ex-president.