President Mahama has stated that he intends to work up until "midnight of inauguration", this being the very last hour of his official term in office as the Fourth President of the Fourth Republic.
H.E. President Mahama's transition of power to the Nana Addo led government has been fraught with criticism, but the outgoing president intends to see it through to the end.
President Mahama stated that just as he inherited a peaceful and united country from the late President John Evans Atta Mills, he expressed his intent to do the same for the President Elect, Nana Akufo Addo.
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“I inherited a peaceful and stable country from my predecessor, the late President John Evans Atta Mills."
The president was addressing representatives of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday.
President Mahama also expressed that, according to him, the transition process had gone smoothly, and that both sides had engaged with each other in good faith. He did, however, admit that there may be constitutional "issues" concerning the authority of a sitting president who's lost an election.
"Our democracy is evolving and so there are some constitutional issues that definitely has come up as to whether a President is still a president even after he has lost an election until the midnight of the inauguration."
“We are looking forward to the inauguration. The transition has gone smoothly so far and we have engaged each in utmost good faith."