Nana Akufo-Addo has taken the presidential oath of office at the start of his second term in office with a rallying call on Ghanaians to work with him to bring the dreams of the nation’s forebears to fruition.
“To my fellow Ghanaians, I invite all of you to join in the exciting business of developing our country. There are endless opportunities, if we remain united,” the President said.
“What our forebears dreamed of, we will achieve. If we inherited dreams and visions from our founding fathers, we should leave legacies of achievements to our children and their children. I believe in the limitless prospects of Ghana and of us, her people. So, let us be up and doing, and, with faith in the Almighty, seize our destiny.”
President Akufo-Addo, whose election is being challenged in court by his main challenger, John Dramani Mahama of the opposition National Democratic Congress, expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for giving him a second mandate to serve in the highest office of the land.
“I cannot take this honour and privilege bestowed on my modest self lightly, and I thank Almighty God and the Ghanaian people, who, by an emphatic margin, renewed my mandate in office for four more years, in the elections of 7th December,” the President said.
The NDC MPs, however, refused to attend the inauguration ceremony, a boycott which will not come as a surprise to many Ghanaians considering that the party’s candidate in the presidential election, John Mahama is contesting the results of the polls at the Supreme Court.