Akufo-Addo Sworn In As Ghana’s President

By Ikenga Chronicles January 7, 2017

Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn in as Ghana’s president on Saturday in a ceremony attended by dozens of African leaders, sealing a rare peaceful transfer of power in a region plagued by political crises.

Akufo-Addo, 72, a former opposition leader, defeated incumbent John Dramani Mahama in elections a month ago.

In a speech as he took office, the president said;

“I pledge to do my best to move this country to higher level of development; I will not let the good people of Ghana down.”

“We should move on to deepen our democracy.”

The 72-year-old president also promised to work with Ghana’s neighbours “to ensure stability on the African continent.”

Recall that Akufo-Addo got 53.85 per cent of the votes in Ghana’s December 7 election to defeat incumbent John Mahama who got 44 per cent of the votes.

Fourteen African heads of state including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the ceremony in Accra.

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