President Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in as President under the 4th republic of Ghana at a brief, but colorful ceremony in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
President Akufo-Addo who has been re-elected for a second term took the oath in the presence of Parliamentarians and was sworn in by Chief justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah.
Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was also sworn in as Vice President of Ghana for the second term.
The event attracted several heads of states including the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of Guinea Bissau, Angola’s Vice President, Bornito de Sousa, Senegalese President Macky Sall among others.
The swearing-in ceremony was held in accordance with Article 57(3) of the 1992 Constitution which states that “Before assuming office the President shall take and subscribe before Parliament the oath of allegiance and the presidential oath set out in the Second Schedule to this Constitution.”
Akufo-Addo stood on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and beat the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) John Dramani Mahama in the 2020 Presidential polls held on December 7.
The verdict has since been contested by Mr. Mahama who argues that the party’s overwhelming evidence available makes it impossible for them to accept the results although some domestic and international observers have said the election was free and fair.
Among many other state officials present at the ceremony were Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, MPs, judges of the superior courts, traditional rulers and the clergy.