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Akufo-Addo sworn-in as Ghana’s President for second term

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been sworn-in as the President of the Republic of Ghana to begin his second term in office.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the forecourt of the Parliament House Thursday afternoon.

Akufo-Addo won the December elections with over 51 percent of total valid votes cast to secure a second term in office.

Before the swearing-in of President Akufo-Addo, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was sworn-in as the Vice President of Ghana.

The process leading to the swearing-in ceremony was nearly marred after soldiers stormed Ghana’s parliament over a protracted stalemate between MPs-elect over the election of a new Speaker of the House.

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The election went into a near-violent hold-up after the leadership of the NDC in the House accused their colleagues from the NPP of violating the secret ballot rule of the election by showing their ballot to themselves.

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