-President will take oath office today for another four-year term
-He won reelection in the 2020 polls
-Six thousand security officers are expected to police the event
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President Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn in later today, Thursday, January 7, 2021, for another four-year term.
Akufo-Addo will be sworn in alongside his running mate in the December 2020 polls, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
President Akufo-Addo won the presidential race in the Monday, December 7, 2020 elections.
He collected 51.302% of the votes to defeat the flagbearer of the NDC, former President Mahama, who polled 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
Mahama, however, rejected the outcome, explaining that his refusal to concede defeat and challenge the results was borne out of principle rather than an insatiable desire for power.
Addressing Ghanaians on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, he said knew what it was to concede. But, not this time.
At least, 6000 security personnel had been deployed for the inauguration including officers of the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Police Service said in a statement.
The former Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has been elected as the new Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the 4th republic of Ghana.
Bagbin polled 138 votes as against 136 for former Speaker Professor Mike Oquaye. The election of Mr Bagbin sent shockwaves across the aisle where NPP members of Parliament were sitting.