- Liberian President, George Oppong Weah has arrived in Ghana for Akufo-Addo's swearing in
- President Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in on Thursday, January 7, 2021
- He arrived together with a delegation as well as a security apparatus
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The Liberian President, George Oppong Weah has arrived in the country ahead of the event to swear-in president Akufo-Addo.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, he was spotted disembarking from a plane at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
He arrived together with a delegation as well as a security apparatus.
President Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in on Thursday, January 7, 2021, for another four-year term.
Ahead of his arrival, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway announced that 12 dignitaries have been invited to attend the swearing-in of president Akufo-Addo for his second term.
According to her, the event would be held in Parliament instead of the Black Star Square to prevent crowding as has always been the case.
Meanwhile, at least, 6000 security personnel will be deployed for the inauguration including officers of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Police Service said in a statement.
The security personnel will be expected to secure and patrol the entire State House Complex, Accra International Conference Centre, Accra Sports Stadium, and the Black Star Square on the day.
The Minority in Parliament is however, demanding the immediate withdrawal of some of the deployed security personnel.
In a statement signed by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, stated that the deployment of security personnel is "a blatant misuse of the national security apparatus to advance narrow parochial partisan interests".
In other news, the host of Good Evening Ghana, Paul Adom-Otchere, has done some guesswork of the five persons likely to be used as witnesses by John Dramani Mahama in his election petition hearing at the Supreme Court.
As monitored by YEN.com.gh on the Tuesday, January 5, 2021 edition of his show, Adom-Otchere named Asiedu Nketia, Haruna Iddrisu, Dr Kpessa Whyte, Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong and Rojo Mettle Nunoo as possible witness in the election petition case.
Adom Otchere is certain that since Asiedu is the general secretary and has granted more interviews on the petition, he was definitely going to be a witness on the case.