Rupiah Bwezani Banda, the Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia, is among several high-profile dignitaries who have been invited to attend tomorrow’s inauguration ceremony of newly-re-elected President of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama.
President Mahama, a communications expert, historian, writer and former vice-president,will be sworn in as the fourth President of Ghana’s Fourth Republic at the Independence Square in Accra.
(In the photo, from left, former heads of state Rupiah Banda of Zambia, Yakubu Gowon of Nigeria and Bakili Muluzi of Malawi.-)
He ascended to the high office of President following the death of the incumbent President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Accra and was re-elected in last month’s elections on a National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket, polling 5,574,761 votes against his close contender, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who had 5,248,898 votes.
President Banda says he is honoured to be considered worthy of being invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of the leader of one of Africa’s shining examples of democratic governance.
This is according to a statement released by the former president’s administrative assistant.