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.
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: