President Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in ceremony to be held in parliament not the Black Star Square

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President's Akufo-Addo swearing-in ceremony

The swearing-in of President Akufo-Addo which is scheduled for January 7, 2021, will be held in parliament contrary to the norm where it is held at the Black Star Square.

This follows an appeal by parliamentarians to have subsequent swearing-in done in the precincts of Ghana’s parliament and not the Black Star square.

This was conveyed by Deputy Information Mister Pius Enam Hadzide at a press briefing in Accra today where he said: “the transition team has favourably considered the request of Parliament and has decided that the swearing of President Akufo-Addo on January 7, shall happen before Parliament and within the precincts of Parliament.”

President Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election by the Electoral Commission. The election which has been described as a closely contested one is still in dispute as the main opposition party NDC and John Mahama have refused to accept the outcome.

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