Percival Kofi Akpaloo

Percival Kofi Akpaloo

This is the timeline of the political journey of Liberal party leader


16 October 1970


Percival Kofi Akpaloo was born on October 16, 1970.


20 October 1970

Educational Pursuits

Percival Kofi Akpaloo holds a Master of Arts in Accounting from South Bank University. Additionally, he is an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in accounting from Emile Woolf College, London, which further solidified his expertise in the field of finance.


20 October 1999

Business Ventures

Percival Kofi Akpaloo has a diverse background in business:

  1. Doveson Lovell & Co. - Business Owner.
  2. Financial Reporting Accountant at Northern Trust Corporation (October 2005 - January 2007).
  3. Financial Controller for Presdel Group (February 2002 - October 2005).


20 October 2012

The Birth of a Political Vision

In 2011, Percival Kofi Akpaloo set the stage for his political career by founding the Independent People's Party (IPP). As the party's leader, he aimed to bring a fresh perspective to Ghanaian politics, advocating for progressive ideas and policies that would benefit the nation. In 2012, the IPP entered the political arena, contesting the Ghanaian general election. However, the party faced a challenging start, winning no seats in the election, which was a setback for Akpaloo's political aspirations.


20 October 2016

A Hurdle on the Path: The 2016 Disqualification

Percival Kofi Akpaloo's journey in politics was not without obstacles. In the run-up to the 2016 Ghanaian general election, the Electoral Commission of Ghana disqualified him from contesting as the presidential candidate of the IPP. This decision was met with strong resistance from Akpaloo, who contested the disqualification in court. However, his efforts to overturn the decision proved unsuccessful, leaving him searching for new ways to contribute to Ghanaian politics.


20 March 2017

The Birth of the Liberal Party of Ghana

In March 2017, Akpaloo made a pivotal decision that would reshape his political career. He dissolved the IPP and founded the Liberal Party of Ghana, a fresh start that allowed him to reinvigorate his vision for Ghana's political landscape. This new party aimed to promote liberal values and ideas, focusing on individual rights, economic freedom, and inclusive governance.


20 October 2020

The 2020 Ghanaian General Election

The Liberal Party of Ghana presented Akpaloo as its presidential candidate for the 2020 Ghanaian general election. On December 7, 2020, the nation witnessed Akpaloo's return to the political arena as he sought to become the President of Ghana. Margaret Obrian Sarfo, chosen as his running mate, brought her expertise and support to the campaign.

Though Akpaloo faced stiff competition from other political parties and candidates, his journey from the IPP's disqualification in 2016 to leading the Liberal Party of Ghana in the 2020 election showcased his resilience and determination.

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