Father's Day special:Classical Father and Son politicians in Ghana.


Children, biologically, inherit a part of their father. From the genetic makeup of an offspring to the manifestation of same through physical, physiological or anatomical functions, it is common to see a child takes after his father. This is for both parents, I must say. 

The traits inherited by a child from the parents does not necessarily translate into what will guide the child in taking a career path for his living. These traits, are therefore not a means of transmitting talents.

It is then news worth when a child complies to all the biological traits, including the career path of the parents. 

For Father's Day special, we look into some Ghanaian male politicians who have bequeathed this complex enterprise of politics to their children. A stock of Father and Son politicians with excellent strength and reputation. 

1. Edward and Nana Akufo-Addo 

We begin with no other than the current first gentleman of the land. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the son of Edward Akufo-Addo. 

Edward Akufo-Addo was a politician and lawyer, a member of Ghana's famous big six and a ceremonial President between 1970-1972. 

Just like his father, Akufo-Addo is also a lawyer and has held the position of Attorney General, while the dad, was a former Chief Justice. 

2. Adama and John Mahama

We do not have to look far to secure our second spot. Emmanuel Adama Mahama was a Ghanaian politician. He served as a Member of Parliament during the First Republic of Ghana. He is the father of John Dramani Mahama, the 4th President of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

3. Emmanuel and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey

Emmanuel Odarkwei Onetsebi-Lamotry was a political activist in the British colony of the Gold Coast. He was one of the founding fathers of Ghana and one of the founders and leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC).

The member of the box six gave produced another successful political in the shape of the late Jacob Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey. He was a Minister of state and Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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