Ghana's Opposition Boycotts Inauguration


Despite allowing its former standard bearer to attend, the main opposition New Patriotic Party boycotted the presidential swearing-in ceremony, alleging that the December poll was rigged.
  • Ghana:  Kufuor Under Siege

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 8 January 2013

    The decision of former President Kufuor to honour the invitation extended to him by State Protocol to attend the swearing in of the President-elect, John Dramani Mahama, in his ... read more »

Ghanaians came from all walks of life to witness the presidential inauguration.

  • Ghana:  Kufuor Attends Inauguration Despite Party Boycott

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 7 January 2013

    After a hard fought election, albeit the controversy that surrounded it, President John Dramani Mahama is expected to be sworn in this morning, as the fourth President under the ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Mahama Promises 'Era of Unity'

    Radio France Internationale, 7 January 2013

    Mahama's swearing-in splits Kufour's party but Ghana's new president promises an era of unity. Arap Moi wants Kenyans to learn to live together. Presidential candidates promise ... read more »

  • Ghana:  NPP Challenges 38 Parliamentary Results

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 7 January 2013

    After filing a writ at the Supreme Court to challenge the presidential result, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made known its intention to challenge 38 parliamentary results ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Mahama Sworn in, Woos Opposition Parties

    This Day, 8 January 2013

    The newly-sworn in President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has appealed to the opposition political parties to accept his victory as infinite political triumph for the entire ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Mahama's Swearing-in Not Done Deal - NPP MP-Elect

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 4 January 2013

    THE NEWLY-elected Member of Parliament for the Ejura Sekyedumase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Mohammed Salisu Bamba, has debunked the assertion that the swearing in of ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Opposition Serves Petition on Electoral Body

    African Elections Project, 31 December 2012

    The Electoral Commission of Ghana has confirmed it has been served with a copy of the petition filed by the New Patriotic Party challenging the outcome of the December 7 and 8 ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Opposition Contests Election Results

    African Elections Project, 29 December 2012

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) would be calling 25 witnesses in its petition filed at the Supreme Court challenging the validity of President John Mahama as President-elect after ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Opposition to Challenge Election in Court

    African Elections Project, 24 December 2012

    The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)'s presidential candidate for the just-ended election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has notified the Supreme Court registry of his intention ... read more »

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