He beat three candidates to have the mandate of his party
for the third time he contested
He went with three vices for his presidential dream
He went for three times
and three rounds before he was elected
He was declared the third president of the fourth republic
on the third of January
He died on his third term of office
three days after his birthday
Three days was used to make his funeral
He was a man who believed in the power of three:
God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
He was an academic, a sportsman and an astute politician
He spoke three strong words:
Ghana will be peaceful before, during and after the December election
He left three main legacies: Peace, Honesty and Humility.
Rest In Peace
Philip Addo is a regular contributor to One Ghana, One Voice.
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