Ghanaians nickname Akufo-Addo as ‘King Promise’

Ghanaians have given the president His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo a new nickname as ‘King Promise’ for the numerous promises he keeps on giving to the people of Ghana.

It will be recalled that in the run up to the 2016 general elections, Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party promised a lot of ‘juicy packages’ should they be voted to rule the country.

Notable amongst them captured is the reduction in petroleum prices but rather increased its prices upon assumption of power.

“Anytime Akufo-Addo gets a microphone he gives another promise while the previous ones have not been executed”, a section of Ghanaian youth told

Here are the nicknames Ghanaians gave to five presidents and one military head of state.

1. Kwame Nkrumah – African showboy

Nkrumah earned this nickname due to his generally positive performance as president as well as his pan-African activism across the African continent.

2. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong – Fa wo to be gye Golf

The former head of state and some members of his government were notorious for sleeping with young girls and buying them Golf cars.

3. Jerry Rawlings – Mr Boom/ Gyato/

Rawlings’ speeches were said to have the “boom” effect, earning him the “Mr Boom” nickname.

Others also call him “Gyato” because of his fair complexion.

4. John Agyekum Kufuor – Gentle Giant

JA Kufuor was nicknamed “Gentle Giant” because of his huge stature and calm personality.

5. John Atta Mills – Asomdwehene

Atta Millls easily conceded defeat in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, prompting Ghanaians to nickname him “Asomdwehene”, to wit: King of peace.

6. John Mahama – Commissioner-General/ Dumsorhene

Mahama’s penchant for commissioning projects prompted Ghanaians to nickname him “commissioner general”.

Others also nicknamed “dumsorhene” (dumsor king) due the power crisis that rocked his administration for years.

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