- The ex-president claimed that the said minister bought the house after NDC had lost power in 2016.
- He also shot down rumours about his wealth saying he is not worth up to $50 million
Former president, Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that a deputy minister who served in Mahama's National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, bought two mansions worth $3 million in Accra.
According to Mr. Rawlings, each building cost $1.5 million from the property owner.
The former president referred to the minister in question as a ‘small little character'. He went on to explain that when the minister paid for the house in cash, the seller was shocked to the core.
Mr Rawlings indicated that this happened right around December 2016, when the NDC lost the general election to the New Patriotic Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said: “What did this small little character do? After we lost the 2016, I said he went and paid cash for two mansions.”
"One for himself and one for his wife and of course, the man who was selling the properties that he has built for sale should have been happy; isn’t it, because he was making profit.”
The ex-president said of the property owner: “He was very sad and he was very angry. Why do you think he was angry?
Because he has sweated to build these houses to sell for profit and instead of the money to come into his account or being given a cheque, he was being given physical cash!”
“What that meant was that he had to spend the whole night counting the $1.5 million each times two, the $3 million. Do you get me?”
Mr Rawlings went on to castigate what he claims were lies about how much he is worth. He said that usually, he is thought to have $50 million yet, he has never had that kind or money.
The former president opined that he believed such information was coming from people within the NDC. It is his belief that they wante to make him look complicit in corruption scandal.
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