07 Jan Nana Akufo-addo sworn in as Ghana’s President
By Enoch Adjei,
07 Jan 2021
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as Ghana’s President, following his victory in a keenly contested presidential election.
Nana Akufo-Addo will be serving his second term as President, having served his first four-year term between January 2016 and January 2021.
Taking the presidential oath of office and oath of allegiance, Nana Akufo Addo said: “I will be faithful and true to the Republic of Ghana. I will at all times preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of Ghana.”
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has also been sworn in as Vice President of Ghana.
World Leaders including President of Cote D’Ivoire, Alhassane Ouattara, President of Togo and several others were in attendance.
The President congratulated Mr Bagbin for being elected a Speaker of Parliament.
“I am confident that both of us will be guided by the supreme interest of our people” Mr Akufo-Addo said in his inaugural address.
He assure to work with Mr Bagbin “to advance the peace, progress and prosperity.”
President Akufo-Addo won the election with 51.3 percent of the votes while the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama followed with 47.7 percent of the valid votes cast.
The NDC has however failed to accept the results, attributing its decision to alleged malfeasance in the polls.