Akufo-Addo Sworn in As New President of Ghana
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party has been sworn in today as the new president of the Republic of Ghana.
He was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Ghana, Theodora Georgina Wood, taking the oath of office before thousands of people and African leaders at a ceremony, which held at the Black Stars square today.
Amongst the thousands of people who were present at the event, a number of head of states also were present.
Presidents who were present include, Zambian President Edgar Lungu, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Egyptian president Abdul Fattah el-Sisi and Sierra Leone’s Ernest Bai Koroma.
As well as president Muhamadu Buhari of Nigeria, there was also the Chadian President, Idriss Déby, Liberian President, Sirleaf Ellen Johnson and Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome.
Raila Odinga the vice president of Kenya and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo the vice president of Equatorial Guinea were also present at the ceremony.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took over from John Dramani Mahama who he defeated by over one million votes at the polls on December 7, 2016.