Flage bearer of the Opposition National Democratic, John Dramani Mahama is missing out at the 63rd Independence Day Celebration at Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The event has been taken to the Ashanti Region capital of Kumasi for the first time.
In attendance is His Royal Mejesty, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Christopher Rowley is the Guest of Honour.
But the event did not have most of the members of the opposition in attendance.
Most of the Minority Members of Parliament were absent.