President Nana Akufo Addo has revealed that his wife and First Lady, Rebecca Akufo Addo is fond of being too hard on him when they’re home.
According to him, though his wife’s actions sometimes may be irritationg, he’s come to the realization that, her conduct has never been out of disrespect for him but done in his (Akufo Addo’s) own interest.
The president made the comments while speaking at an Interdenominational Thanksgiving service organized by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional council for him at the forecourt of Okyehene’s palace at Kibi on sunday, a day after his swearing in as the President of Ghana.
He called on Ghanaians especially the clergy to continually pray for him as he undertakes the ardous task of governing the country for the next four years, adding that he’ll need strength from God, wisdom, courage and a good heart to be a good leader, under whose tenure Ghanaians will see tremendous improvement in their lives.
He further called for prayers for God’s direction for his vice, Alhaji Dr Mahamadu Bawumia who’ll assist him govern the country.
“If you pray for me, don’t forget Mahamadu Bawumia a young man on whose shoulders lay huge responsibility. Ghanains should remember him in their prayers.”
Nana Akufo Addo further called for prayers for his wife and that of his vice, and in a light manner asked God to grant his wife Rebecca patience.
“Our wives also need prayers, Lady Samira, who was a revelation in the 2016 campaign…she’s such a powerful lady in her speech. Her comments was always a bother to ex President John Mahama more than anyone else. God should protect her and help her to help her husband Mahamadu. The beatiful woman the people of Osu have given me, Rebecca, must also be prayed for, she likes shouting on me too much. Do this…do that, sit here etc. But I realize that she did that with a good heart as that was for my own good. God bless her and also tell her to take her time when she’s dealing with me.”
Nana Akufo Addo was sworn in on Saturday as the Fifth President under the Fourth Republic for a four year term.