Ghana’s Immediate Past President Mahama Withdraws Request to Retain Official Residence

January 12, 2017, 12:15 am

Ghana’s immediate past President John Mahama has withdrawn his request to retain his Cantonments official residence and also to use Bungalow No. 6, 3rd Avenue, Ridge in Accra as office, The Boss Newspaper reports.

According to a letter by Dr. Mahama, addressed to his successor, President Nana Akufo-Addo, his decision to withdraw the request is because he doesn’t want to “mar the smooth cooperation existing between him and the new administration”.

“It would appear that these requests threaten to mar the spirit of cooperation with which we as co-chairs of the Joint Transition Team have managed the smooth transfer of power from my administration to yours.

 

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“I believe that this controversy is absolutely not needed in these early days as your government settles into office,” portion of the letter reads.

Mahama conceded defeat in an hard-fought election in December 2016 in which a 3rd-time runner, Akufo-Addo won. He handed power to his successor on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

You may read the letter below:

Letter

 

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