Joe Biden promises to work with Akufo-Addo to secure the interest of the people

Joe Biden promises to work with Akufo-Addo to secure the interest of the people

Joe Biden promises to work with Akufo-Addo to secure the interest of the people

Joe Biden promises to work with Akufo-Addo to secure the interest of the people

United States (US) President-elect, Joe Biden says he looks forward to working with Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to address the common problems facing both countries.

In his congratulatory letter, Mr Biden who will be sworn in as US President on January 20 expressed regret that he had not been able to speak with President Akufo-Addo on phone.

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“It is my great honour to have been elected the next president of the United States, and I understand just how much work lies ahead of us. Vice President-elect Harris and I will take office at a time of great global challenges-from the coronavirus to climate change, that transcend borders and require international cooperation. We look forward to working with you and your government on addressing the common problems facing our countries and our people.”

“Thank you again, President Akufo-Addo. I look forward to future dialogue,” he added.

The letter was shared on Facebook by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin.

What President-elect means in US

In the US, Democrat Joe Biden is being called the president-elect after winning the US elections.

President-elect is a descriptive term, not an official office. As such, Mr Biden has no power in the government, and he would not until he is inaugurated at noon on January 20, 2021.

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American news networks, which track all of the vote counting, determined on November 7 that Mr Biden’s lead had become insurmountable in Pennsylvania, putting him over the 270 electoral votes needed to be president. Within minutes of determining his lead was mathematically assured, they projected him as the winner.

That is why news organisations were calling him the “projected winner.”

Sometimes, in the case of particularly close elections, when news networks make this call, the other candidate does not concede victory. President Donald Trump has not done so, alleging voter fraud without substantial evidence and vowing to fight on. The president’s position has left Washington lawmakers divided, with Republicans backing a legal inquiry into allegations of vote fraud, even as they celebrate other congressional lawmakers who won their races.

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NDC’s petition

Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has also filed a petition to the Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the December 7 presidential elections.

John Dramani Mahama got 47.4 per cent of the vote and incumbent President Akufo-Addo 51.302 per cent, the electoral commission declared last year December.

Former President Mahama has described the result as “flawed” and explained that the EC did not calculate the result right.

“The petition details serious violations of the 1992 Constitution by the Electoral Commission,” the NDC said.

In a petition to the Supreme Court the NDC called on the court to arrange a second elections between Mr Mahama and the President Akufo-Addo who was sworn-in on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

“It seeks among others, a declaration from the Supreme Court to the effect that the purported declaration of the results of the 2020 presidential election on Dec. 9 is unconstitutional, null and void,” it read.

The NDC also challenged the allocation of about four parliamentary seats in the High Court which they lost the case.

The elections ended in a hung parliament, with the ruling Party and the NDC each winning 137 seats, while one went to an independent candidate.

However, the Cape Coast High Court has granted an injunction against the Assin North MP-elect, James Gyakye Quayson over dual citizenship.


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