President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo might be the luckiest man on earth as it has emerged that he is an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
The irony of this is that, the one who also betrayed Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot is also a Ghanaian and an Akyem just like Jesus.
This might sound like a joke, but it is the work of an anthropologist, Martin Kwasi Abrokwah, also known as ‘Akan Ba’.
Discussing his 25 years research on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, Wednesday, the researcher said several books written by Bible scholars would corroborate his claim.
In his 611 page book: ‘Revelation, Movement of Akan people from Canaan to Ghana’, Mr Abrokwah said both Jesus and Judas are from the tribe of Judah whose descendants are the Akyem people of Ghana, where President Akufo-Addo hails from.
He noted that, the name Akyem was derived from the Hebrew name, Jojakyem who was a king in Judah.
“When the people migrated and settled in Bethlehem which is present day Asiakwa, [a town in the Eastern region], where Jesus Christ was born, they named themselves Akyem people,” he said.
This finding, the anthropologist stated, was arrived at based on his etymological research.
Source: Ghana|Adomonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman