I am yet to tell party whether I will run again – Akufo-Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed moves by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to get him to contest as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2020 polls.

He, however, said he was yet to give a firm answer to the calls from the rank and file of the party.

Speaking on a visit to his alma mater — Lancing Secondary School in the United Kingdom — last Sunday, he said: “My party is keen on the agenda that I go again in 2020; we will see.”

On December 7, 2016, then candidate Akufo-Addo, on his third attempt to occupy the highest office of the land, led the NPP to its greatest electoral victory in history when he polled 5,716,026 votes, representing 53.9 per cent of the popular votes cast, to beat the incumbent John Dramani Mahama, who garnered 4,713,277 votes, representing 44.4 per cent of the votes cast.

The President, who addressed the students and some of his former classmates during the visit, said his administration was working assiduously to put the country on the right footing towards development.

The President, who completed his studies at the school 56 years ago, was invited to share his experiences with the current students and interact with some of his classmates, as well as his cricket and football teammates.

He was the only Black student during his time and was affectionately called Billy by his peers.

During the visit, President Akufo-Addo was taken on a tour of the school and was presented with framed group pictures of his football and cricket teams by his classmates, led by Sir Christopher John Rome Meyer, a former British Ambassador to the United States and Germany and former Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission of the UK.


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