Election 2020: Akufo-Addo appoints Transition Team after victory

Election 2020: Akufo-Addo appoints Transition Team after victory

- President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed a Transition Team after emerging victorious in the 2020 election

The 15-member Transition Team is to be chaired by the president's Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei Opare

- Other members include Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Gloria Akuffo, Ken Ofori-Atta, Ambrose Derry

- The appointment of the Transition Team comes amid rejection of the presidential election results by the opposition NDC

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed a Transition Team following his reelection in the 2020 presidential election.

Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the presidential poll which was held on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Election 2020: Akufo-Addo appoints Transition Team after victory
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According to the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, Akufo-Addo won over 51 per cent of votes while his main contender John Mahama polled over 47 per cent.

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The 15-member is chaired by the president's Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare with Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Attorney General Gloria Akuffo, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, and Interior Minister Ambrose Derry as members.

Others include Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul, Foreign Affairs Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Local Government Minister Hajia Alima Mahama, National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah, and Head of the Civil Service Nana Dwamena.

The rest are Head of the Local Government Service are Dr Nana Ato Arthur, Chair of the Public Services Dr Janet Ampadu, Secretay to Cabinet Mrs Mercy Debrah, National Security Coordinator Joshua Kyeremeh, and Acting Chief Director at the Office of the President, Henry Wood.

Meanwhile, former President John Mahama has officially rejected the results of the 2020 presidential election.

According to him, there were violations of the law governing the election and thus makes EC's declaration tantamount to illegality.

“...On account of this, my party is confident that what has happened is a violation of the law. It is a violation of due process and, therefore, tantamount to illegality.”

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The NDC presidential candidate while addressing the media on Thursday, December 10, also listed a number of concerns he had about the general conduct of the election.

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