Emergency sitting of Parliament underway; John Mahama being sworn in as Prez

Parliament emergency sitting for the swearing-in of Vice-President John Mahama as president following the death of President Mills.

House Speaker Bamford-Addo prays.

She says:

It has become necessary to swear-in Vice-President Mahama as president in accordance with Article 60(6) of the constitution.

A minute silence.

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Honourable members, I shall now invite the Majority and Minority to join me to receive the Vice-President from the lobby.

National Anthem being played.

Parliament is in a somber mood.

MPs are wearing black to signal they are mourning.

Chief Justice Georgina Wood administers oath.

Vice-President sobs while taking the oath.

Watch the video of President John Mahama’s swearing in below:

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