General News of Mon, 26 Dec 201686
I went mad after declaration of Akufo-Addo's victory –Kweku Baako
I called Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday Morning and said ‘Nana, I am maaaad! That was the confession of journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako about the NPP’s electoral victory.
Mr. Baako said he was excited that Mr. Akufo-Addo had finally ascended to the Presidency after almost two decades of trying.
“He has really fought for it – the resilience, the endurance, the commitment [eventually paid],” he said.
Kweku Baako was speaking on the final edition of Joy FM/MultiTV’s news analysis show Newsfile, Saturday, December 24, 2016.
He recounted his relationship with the veteran politician and celebrated lawyer in the heady days of military rule in Ghana.
“I’ve known Nana Akufo-Addo for about forty years. I was a foot soldier of the PMFJ (People’s Movement for Freedom and Justice) when he was General Secretary. I’ve been with him as a colleague in the AFC (Alliance For Change).
I know him. He defended the media [in court] pro-bono (for free). He stood by us (media), he really contributed to this country’s development,” he narrated.