Sometimes the name a person is given just isn’t enough. They’re too bad, too great, too weird, or the nickname you give them is too fun.
Despite the tension that characterises our politics sometimes, there is some level of humour that helps release the tension. Politicians themselves find a hilarious ways of addressing each other.
The General Secretary of the opposition NDC Asiedu Nketia is arguably one of Ghana’s interesting politicians. He is popularly called General Mosquito perhaps because of his small stature and venomous responses during interviews.
In the build up to last December’s election, then President, John Mahama carved a political name for his opponent, Nana Akufo-Addo and referred to him several times with that name hoping to disguise the identity but it was so clear who this “Opana” was.
Ghana’s ex-president, John Mahama was nicknamed the “Commissioner General” when he went on a project-commissioning spree few months to the general election last year.
Alan Kyeremateng: The businessman and politician is considered to be one of the richest people in Ghana’s political space and is rightly called, “Alan Cash” to associate his riches to him.
Mr. Comfortable Lead
Koku Anyidoho; The deputy general secretary of NDC is known for his bold declaration that the NDC were in a “comfortable lead”. The words became a household ridiculing term when it turned out the lead wasn’t comfortable after all
Jack where are you?
H.E. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur who served as Vice President faced a lot of public ridicule for his constant absenteeism in the public life which left Ghanaian to always be asking of his where about.
Paa Kwesi Nduom is popularly know as Adwumawura; a job creator. He earned that name for single handedly creating lots of businesses in Ghana and beyond.
The former president of Ghana John Agyekum Kuffour got this names out of his slow but assertive nature.