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Buhari attends swearing in of Ghana’s new president


President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria was one of the 14 leaders that attended the inauguration of the new President of Ghana, Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra on Saturday.


New President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, in Accra on Saturday

Buhari and former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan at the inauguration of Nana Akufo-Addo as President of Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo

In a speech as he took office, the President said “I will not let the good people of Ghana down.

“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.”

The new president, a lawyer who served as Ghana’s foreign minister in 2008, vowed to build on the West African country’s economic success.

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

Report says the peaceful transfer of power from ex-president Mahama was drawing special attention.

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

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