Raila leaves for Ghana with Joho, to attend Nana Akufo-Addo inauguration.

Posted by Magufuli wa Kenya on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Cord leader Raila Odinga left the country for Ghana on Friday to attend the inauguration of President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo.

Raila left with ODM party deputy leader Hassan Joho, who is also Mombasa governor for the ceremony set for Saturday.

Akufo-Addo will be the fifth president of the West African country. The 72-year old served as foreign minister and attorney general in the NPP government that ruled between 2001 and 2009.

“Raila and his delegation will meet sections of the new administration and return to Nairobi early next week,” his spokesman Dennis Onyango said in a statement.

Onyango said the opposition leader will also hold meetings with various officials of the yet-to-be-formed administration.

Akufo-Addo won the election at the third attempt, cementing the country’s reputation as a standard bearer of democracy in a region that has been blighted by civil wars and coups.

He defeated President John Mahama by 53.8 per cent votes, against 44.4 per cent, sparking celebration in the capital Accra.

Mahama called to congratulate him.

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