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Source: yen.com.gh

Childhood photos of President Akufo-Addo and family

President Nana Akufo-Addo did not just find himself at the presidency. It took years of hard work and dedication to get there.

YEN.com.gh brings you childhood photos of Akufo-Addo with his family that show his humble beginnings.

After over 30 years of unrelentingly effort, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has fulfilled a childhood dream to follow in the footsteps of his father, Edward Akufo-Addo, and become president of the Republic of Ghana.

After his stunning victory in the December 2016 presidential election in which he secured an astonishing 53.85% of the votes - with his main rival, John Mahama, getting 44.40% - Akufo-Addo was sworn in as president.

YEN.com.gh, today, brings you throwback pictures of Akufo-Addo from his childhood right through to adolescence and finally adulthood.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born in Accra, Ghana, to a prominent Ghanaian royal and political family as the son of Edward and Adeline Akufo-Addo.

His father Edward Akufo-Addo from Akropong-Akuapem was Ghana's third Chief Justice from 1966 to 1970, Chairman of the 1967–68 Constitutional Commission and the non-executive President of Ghana from 1970 till 1972.

Akufo-Addo's maternal grandfather was Nana Sir Ofori Atta, King of Akyem Abuakwa, who was a member of the Executive Council of the Governor of the Gold Coast before Ghana's independence.

The pictures document some of Akufo-Addo's fondest memories with his family, including his dad and mum, and close relatives.

1. Akufo-Addo poses with his mother, Adeline Akufo-Addo



2. Akufo-Addo with his dad and mum



3. Akufo-Addo (seated left) with his family



4. A young Akufo-Addo tries his hands at boxing



5. Akufo-Addo plays with a toy in what appears to be his father's house



6. Akufo-Addo (wearing a cap) with his family



7. Akufo-Addo as a student at Lancing College in the UK



8. Akufo-Addo with his family members



9. Akufo-Addo as a young lawyer