Ghana’s president Nana Addo after winning the just ended general election is in Ivory Coast to witness the swearing-in of President Alassane Ouattara
When Ouattara was declared the winner of the October 31 vote with 94 percent, the opposition cried foul and announced a ‘transitional government’.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has taken the oath of office for a controversial third term, urging his political opponents to help “defuse tensions” following the deaths of dozens of people in election-related violence and the arrest of opposition figures.
Final results last month showed the 78-year-old winning re-election with more than 94 percent of the October 31 vote, which opposition parties largely boycotted and dismissed as illegal.
Ouattara was re-elected to a third term last month, polling 94.27 percent of the valid votes cast in the French-speaking Western African nation.
Meanwhile accompanied by the First Lady, President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Sunday, December 13, 2020, for the ceremony.
He would also attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Republic of Guinea’s president-elect, Alpha Conde’, a statement from the office of the president stated.
The president is expected back in Ghana on Monday, December 21, 2020.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would act in his stead per Article 60(8) of the Constitution. President Akufo-Addo was reelected as Ghana’s president in the Monday, December 7, 2020, general elections.
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