General News of 2013-12-10

Akufo-Addo is Ghana’s Nelson Mandela - John Kumah

NPP staunch devotee, John Kumah says Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the party's 2012 flagbearer, bears a resemblance with Nelson Mandela as one of the great leaders who have selflessly rated their countries above their political ambitions.
According to him, Nana Addo deserves to be compared to Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black President, who chalked a remarkable feat for his country.
Nelson Mandela passed away last Thursday in his home after suffering from a lung infection.
His exploits transcend any personal ambitions of politicians and as described by some fanatics of his as a "Saint" indeed set an outstanding example for political leaders in the world and the African continent in particular.
Speaking to, John Kumah could not find any other description aside the fact that, to him, Nana Addo's achievement, experiences and sacrifices for his country also portray him as the next "Nelson Mandela" for Ghana.
He posited that Nana Addo has denied himself of all his comfort to ensure that Ghana becomes a better nation to live in.
He further stated that he (Nana Addo) has taken the nation to heart and proved to be a peerless leader and politician in the country.
“If it is about personal comfort and social status, I think Akufo-Addo wouldn’t even have done politics because he has it all. But he has decided to sacrifice his life to improve the lives of the people of Ghana. And I think in that respect; sacrificing for welfare of society, denying yourself of personal peace and comfort for the benefit of society, Akufo-Addo has done a lot…I think Nana has a lot resemblance to Nelson Mandela in terms of their heart and passion for their nation,” he opined.