- President Akufo-Addo has left Ghana on Sunday, December 13, 2020, to participate in Alassane Ouattara’s swearing-in
- This comes barely a week after securing himself reelection in the just-ended general elections
- He was accompanied by the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo
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Barely a week after securing another four-year term as Ghana’s president in the just-ended hotly contested general elections, Nana Akufo-Addo is in Ivory Coast to witness the swearing-in of President Alassane Ouattara.
Ouattara was reelected to a third term last month, polling 94.27 percent of the valid votes cast in the French-speaking Western African nation.
Accompanied by the First Lady, President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Sunday, December 13, 2020, for the ceremony.
He would also attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Republic of Guinea’s president-elect, Alpha Conde’, a statement from the office of the president stated.
The president is expected back in Ghana on Monday, December 21, 2020.
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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would act in his stead per Article 60(8) of the Constitution.
President Akufo-Addo was reelected as Ghana’s president in the Monday, December 7, 2020, general elections.
Former president and presidential candidate of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama rejected the results of the 2020 elections.
Mahama stated without mincing words that he was not going to accept the EC's results since he believes it is flawed.
He went on to state that Jean Mensa's declaration of the results was a clear violation of the law because it did not follow the rules set out to conduct the elections Mahama revealed that the party will audit the outcomes of the poll to inform its next line of action.
Meanwhile, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) certified the presidential results as declared by the EC.
According to the local elections observer, its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology used in observing the 2020 elections confirmed the figures of the commission.
In a related development, the managing news editor of the Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr, says the results of presidential and parliamentary elections have been gazetted.
He believes it will only take a judgment from the Supreme Court to reverse the results of the elections.
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