Following the sudden transition of Ghana’s President, H.E. John Evans Atta Mills this afternoon in Accra, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama has been sworn into office in Ghana’s Parliament in accordance with Article 60 (6) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
He was swore into office by the Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood and takes over the remaining term of office of the late Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
President Mahama until today was Vice President for the late President Mills.
Parliament was recalled by Speaker of Parliament Joyce Bamford-Addo for an emergency sitting after an earlier meeting in the day, where a letter was read by the speaker informing MP’s of the President’s decision to travel to Nigeria on Tuesday night on an official visit.
Both sides of the political divide wore black and red, to signify their grief.