Ex Ghanian President, John Kufour Passes On



John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor is dead. Born 8 December 1938 he was a retired Ghanaian politician and statesman who served as President of Ghana from 2001 to 2009. He was also Chairperson of the African Union from 2007 to 2008. His victory over John Atta Mills
after the end of Jerry Rawlings’ second term marked the first peaceful
democratic transition of power in Ghana since independence in 1957.

Kufuor’s career has been spent on the liberal-democratic side of Ghanaian politics, in the parties descended from the United Gold Coast Convention and the United Party. He was a minister in Kofi Abrefa Busia‘s Progress Party government during Ghana’s Second Republic, and a Popular Front Party opposition frontbencher during the Third Republic. In the Fourth Republic he stood as the New Patriotic Party‘s candidate at the 1996 election, and then led it to victory in 2000 and 2004. Having served two terms, in 2008 he was no longer eligible for the presidency.
Source: Wikipedia

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