In as much as one lives in a society, one’s good gestures in many cases could be used to name him or her by co dwellers and likewise his or her unfavorable actions too. This isn’t only common at a person’s childhood but any stage of life, like that of Ghana’s president.
His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is very known for his affability and moreover, someone who cherishes creating humour at everywhere he finds himself.
Even though at his age he must have grown accustomed to trolls Ghanaians sometimes subject him to at almost all times.
When it comes to giving the president nicknames, he has his own task in that regard.
What are some names you still remember about the president right from childhood to through opposition to date?
After taking office in 2017, exactly four to five years ago, the president has been given nicknames for both positive as well as negative reasons some of which are elaborated below:
I. Nana Show Boy.
Contrary to some of Akufo-Addo’s nicknames, he was conferred the name “Show Boy” before winning the 2016 election. This resulted from a campaign speech where he promised to change Ghana when giving the bid.
“My aim is to create jobs in the city and across the country. People will laude me for that rather than changing the capital to my hometown. I will be nicknamed the ‘Show Boy’ for that. That is what I want to do”, he said.
II. King Promise.
For controversial people, they love calling the president King Promise with claims that his administration has not been able to fulfill some of his campaign promises prior to the 2016 elections. To them, there is no action in his government but words and that gave birth to the above name.
III. Nana Kalyppo.
Also before the 2016 elections, Mr. Akufo-Addo became a trending subject because of the KalyppoChallenge. As an opposition leader then, his picture surface online where he was sipping Kalyppo. However, this became a social media influence as most people took to purchasing the fruit juice, snapping themselves and posting online while sipping it.
IV. Clearing Agent.
The president got this nickname as a result of the clearance of some of his appointees after power in the 2016 election, and mainly those who were reported to have been indulged in corruption related activities. And it emerged after he had cleared a few but not limited to: Maritime boss, Presidential Staffer, after allegations of corruption.
V. Nana Sack-Nation.
A name from the root word Sack which followed his ability to always dismiss friendly or suspend any of his appointees who misbehaves. For instance, the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) boss who was featured in an exposé christened “Contracts For Sale”
A name Nana Addo had as a young and vibrant student who was schooling in the United kingdom. However, what brought about this name is still not available to the public.
What other names do you know about the president?