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Mike Oquaye Swearing In.jpegSpeaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye being sworn in as acting President of Ghana
Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye was on Saturday, 27 January, 2018, sworn in as acting President of Ghana.

Parliament was convened for the swearing-in exercise.

Prof Oquaye was sworn into office in the absence of President Nana Akufo-Addo who left the country on Saturday, 27 January, 2018 for the African Union (AU) Summit in Ethiopia.

Vice-president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is also in the United Kingdom on a sick leave.

This is the second time in a week the Speaker has been sworn in as acting president.

A section of Ghanaians have said swearing in the Speaker to act as president each time the president and vice-president are not within the jurisdiction of Ghana is needless.

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