January 7 2021: President Akufo-Addo's swearing-in to take place in Parliament

January 7 2021: President Akufo-Addo's swearing-in to take place in Parliament

- Akufo-Addo's swearing-in is expected to take place in Parliament on Monday, January 7, 2021

- Pius Enam Hadzide in a press briefing, explained the decision to move the inaugration from the former venue

- The Deputy Minister of Information said there was an appeal by Parliament on November 3, 2020, to have subsequent swearing-in of presidents done in and before parliament

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The inauguration of President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is expected to take place in Parliament on Monday, January 7, 2021.

Instead of the ceremony being held at the Black star square to the viewing of the general public, it would be held in parliament instead.

Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, in a press briefing, explained the decision to move the inaugration from the former venue.

January 7 2021: President Akufo-Addo's swearing-in to take place in Parliament
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According to him, the decision to move the inauguration from the Black Star Square follows an appeal by Parliament on November 3, 2020, to have subsequent swearing-in of presidents done in and before parliament.

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"The transition team has favourably considered the request of Parliament and has decided that the swearing of President Akufo-Addo on January 7, shall happen before Parliament and within the precincts of Parliament,” he said

He said the majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu appealed on behalf of parliament for subsequent swearing-ins to be done in Parliament in accordance with Ghanaian laws and international best practices.

In other news, the National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) Members of Parliament clashed with police at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC).

The kerfuffle, occurred around 10:00 am local time on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, when the legislators led by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, were barred by the police from petitioning the chairperson of the commission, Jean Mensa.

A source close to the development told YEN.com.gh that the MPs stormed the premises to petition the EC over the declaration of the Techiman South seat for the NPP.

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They, however, stopped from going beyond a barricade around the Ridge Roundabout in Accra,

Meanwhile, Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has called for reconciliation in Parliament after the minority threatened to boycott the inauguration of President Akufo-Addo.

Akufo-Addo will be inaugurated for a second four-year term after winning the presidential race in just ended general elections.

He polled over 51percent of the votes cast to beat his main contender, former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

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