Akpabio leads Nigerian senators to Ghana for Akufo-Addo’s sister’s chieftaincy ceremony

Godswill Akpabio leads Nigerian senators to Ghana for Nana Akufo-Addo’s sister’s chieftaincy ceremony

Senate President Godswill Akpabio on Thursday attended a chieftaincy event of the sister of Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo.

He was accompanied to the ceremony by the Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, Senator Napoleon Bali, minister-designate on gas resources, Ekperikpe Ekpo; and deputy chief of staff to the Senate President, Saviour Enyiekere.

On arrival in Ghana, Akpabio and his entourage were received at the airport by Nigeria’s ambassador to Ghana, Ibas Ette.

Akufo-Addo’s sister Marigold Akufo-Addo was honoured with the title of Abrewatia of Benkum Kyeame Abusua at Akropong in the Eastern region.


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Some public officials in Ghana including minister of tourism, arts and culture Muhammad Awal, and that of interior Ambrose Derry were present at the ceremony. Also present was Ghana’s former first lady Nana Rawlings, Akufo-Addo’s chief of staff Frema Opare, and the clergy from across the country.

Marigold is an art and culture advocate totally committed to her heritage.

Educated at Ghana International School, Ashford School for Girls in Kent, England and the Cranbourne Chase School in Tisbury, England, Marigold refined her artistic skills and eventually earned her fine art degree from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London.

The chieftaincy title means she is now head of her family.

In her role as the Abrewatia, she becomes the matriarch who represents the Benkum Kyeame royal family in matters concerning chieftaincy, innovation, progress and the wellbeing of Okuapeman.

Named after her great-grandmother Nana Oye Mansa, mother of Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa I, Marigold plays an active role in her Akuapem community by helping to solve problems and foster unity.