The New Patriotic Party candidate, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be contesting his fourth presidential election on December 7, after securing his first win on his third attempt in 2016. The president is 76 years of age and is a lawyer by profession. His highest level of education is a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is married to Rebecca Akufo-Addo and has 5 children. Before becoming president, he was a member of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th parliament of the 4th republic representing the Abuakwa Constituency. Akufo Addo also served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor-led administration.
John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress was unseated by the incumbent president in 2016. Former President Mahama is 62 years old and a communication expert by profession and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies as his highest educational qualification. The former president is married to Lordina Mahama and has 5 children. He was a Member of Parliament for Bole Bamboi from 1997 to 2009 and served as Minister of Communications from 1998 to 2001. He previously served as Vice President of Ghana from January 2009 to July 2012, and took office as president on 24 July 2012 following the death of his predecessor, John Atta Mills.
Christian Kwabena Andrews founded the Ghana Union Movement ahead of the 2020 presidential election. He is 55 years of age, a teacher and a pastor by profession. is also well known for being the Founder and General Overseer of Life Assembly Worship Centre. He holds a four-year Cert “A” and is married.
Ivor Kobina Greenstreet will be contesting the presidency for the second time having contested in 2016 on the ticket of the Convention Peoples Party. He was an active member of the People's Convention Party (PCP) before the party merged with NCP to form the CPP in 1996. He continued to play various roles in the CPP. In 2004 he was selected by the party as its parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency to contest in the 2004 Ghanaian general election, which he lost to Akosua Frema Osei-Opare of the NPP. He was the first General Secretary to be re-elected twice for the CPP. He is a lawyer by profession. Greenstreet is 54 years old, a lawyer by profession.
Having been disqualified from contesting in the 2016 elections, Akua Donkor is finally set to have her name on the ballot. Akua Donkor is the founder and flagbearer of Ghana Freedom Party. She is 65 years of age, identifies as a farmer and a politician by profession, and holds no formal education qualification. Akua Donkor is married.
Henry Herbert Lartey is a second timer of the Ghanaian presidential election on the ticket of the Great Consolidated Popular Party. He is the son of the party founder, the late Dan Lartey. As a profession, he is engaged in finance, agro-business and international trade. He holds an MBA in Economics and Finance. His age is 66 years old.
Having lost the People’s National Congress nod to contest the presidency in 2016 after contesting in the 2012 elections, Hassan Ayairga left the party to form the All People’s Congress. Mr Ayariga aged 48 is the youngest candidate in this year’s election. He is an accountant by profession and is married.
Percival Kofi Akpaloo founded his Independent People's Party (IPP) in 2011 but is now set to have his first shot come December 7. He was disqualified by the EC in the 2016 contest. He is an accountant with an MBA in Strategic Management and is married.
David Apasera will be contesting the 2020 presidential polls on the ticket of the People’s National Congress. Apasera was elected as the member of parliament for the Bolgatanga constituency of the Upper East Region of Ghana for the first time in the 2000 Ghanaian general elections. He is 58 years old, a social worker with a Bachelors Degree and is married.
Brigitte Dzogbenuku is the flagbearer of the Progressive Peoples Party founded by veteran presidential candidate, Dr Papa Kwasi Nduom. She is one of three female candidates contesting in the 2020 elections. Brigitte is a former Miss Ghana, winning the crown in 1990. She was formerly General Manager at the Aviation Social Center. She also worked with Ashanti Goldfields Corporation as well as SC Johnson Wax Ghana. Aged 51 years, she is an entrepreneur by profession holding a First Degree and She also won the Fortune/Goldman Sachs Women's Leadership Award in 2008.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings who was a the first lady of the republic between 1992 and 2000 but left the National Democratic Congress founded by her late husband, former President John Rawlings after being denied the party’s flagbearership in 2016. She formed her own party, the National Democratic Party, and gained 0.16% of votes in the 2016 elections. Aged 72 years. She is a Management Consultant by profession with a Management Consultancy qualification. She is a widow after losing her husband and former president Jerry Rawlings in November 2020.
Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker is contesting as the only Independent candidate in the 2020 presidential contest. His running mate for the election is Jacob Osei Yeboah who had contested previous elections as an independent candidate. Alfred founded a private infrastructure development company which was involved in several Public Private Partnership projects. At 64 years, Mr. Kwame Walker is a Design Engineer by profession with a Masters Degree and is married.