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Ghana’s immediate past President John Mahama has withdrawn his request to retain his Cantonments official residence and also to use Bungalow No. 6, 3rd Avenue, Ridge in Accra as office, The Boss Newspaper reports.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

 

Read also .... Ghana Exports Fuel to Nigeria, Other West African Countries

 

“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

 

Follow us on Twitter @theglobengr

Like this story? Get on the list for updates...it's FREE!.

Related News

LATEST POSTS

IT Expert Alex Mutuku Charged With Hacking Tax Agency, Stealing $40m

Kenyan authorities have charged an IT expert with hacking into the country's tax authority and stealing almost $40m, according to local media.<....

"I want To Die To Be Free From Those I Owe" - Woman Who Attempted Sucide

Barely six days after a Lagos-based medical practitioner, Dr. Allwell Orji, commi....

8 Cars With Bad Safety Ratings in 2015

Automotive safety has come a long way in the past 56 years, and the Insurance....

Obamacare Survives, US Republicans Pull Trumpcare Bill For Lack Of Votes

Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system from consideration on Friday, Ma....

Buhari to visit Sambisa Next Week

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare open this year’s Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship in Sambisa forest in Borno.

<....