President Nana Akufo-Addo has attended the swearing-in ceremony of Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara in the Ivory Coast.
“On Monday, 14th December 2020, I attended the swearing-in ceremony, in Abidjan, of His Excellency Alassane Ouattara as President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire”, the Ghanaian leader, who recently got re-elected, posted on his Facebook page.
Mr Akufo-Addo left the shores of Accra on the same Monday for Abidjan for the inauguration ceremony.
Mr Ouattara was re-elected for a third term after securing 94.27% of the votes in the Ivorian election on October 31.
The two leading opposition figures in that election called on their supporters to boycott the vote.
Today, Tuesday, 15 December 2020, Nana Akufo-Addo was billed to leave Abidjan for Guinea, also for the inauguration of President Alpha Condé.
The 82-year-old polled 59.5% of the votes to secure his third term.
Although his opponent, Cellou Dalein Diallo, contested the result, alleging large-scale fraud, the court ruled in Condé’s favour, declaring him the legitimate winner of the polls.
President Akufo-Addo, from Guinea, will then continue to London before returning to Accra.
This was disclosed by information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a tweet.
President @NAkufoAddo will be in Abidjan tomorrow for the inauguration of @AOuattara_PRCI as President. On Tuesday, he will be in Guinea for the inauguration of President Conde. He will then continue to London before returning to Accra.
— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) December 13, 2020