I look forward to us working to address our common problems - Biden to Akufo-Addo
- US president-elect has expressed the desire to work with President Akufo-Addo to address the world’s challenges
- Joe Biden will be sworn in as America’s 47th president days after Akufo-Addo inauguration
- The former vice president defeated Donald Trump in the November elections
US president-elect, Joe Biden, says he looks forward to having a great working relationship with President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Akufo-Addo was re-elected for another four-year term in the 2020 polls and he will be sworn in on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
He defeated the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, in the polls polling 51.302% of the votes while Mahama had 47.359%.
Mahama, however, rejected the outcome, filing a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge it.
In a short letter to Akufo-Addo, the former US Vice President said he understood how much work lies ahead of them and that he was optimistic they would be successful in fashioning out solutions to the challenges facing the world.
“Vice President-elect Harris and I will take office at a time of great global challenges – from the coronavirus to climate change – that transcend borders and require international cooperation.
We look forward to working with you and your government on addressing the common problems facing our countries and our peoples,” Biden said.
In a separate development, John Peter Amewu, the MP-elect for the Hohoe constituency will later today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, know his fate on an interim injunction placed on gazetting his parliamentary results.
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The injunction was granted by a High Court in HO on Wednesday, December 23, presided over by Justice George Buadi.
This was after an ex-parte application by residents in the Guan District who were not allowed to vote in parliamentary elections argued that their rights were breached by the Electoral Commission in failing to allow them to vote in the 2020 parliamentary polls there.
The energy minister’s eligibility to be sworn in on Thursday, January 7, 2021, is in limbo as a result of the injunction which the state through the Attorney General is now seeking the Supreme Court to quash.
After listening to arguments from the state and the lawyer of the aggrieved residents of Guan District, Tsatsu Tsikatu, on Monday, January 4, 2021, the apex court set today, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, for its ruling.
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