- Ex-president John Mahama's brother, Alfred Abdullai Mahama, has shed light on how businesses of family members fared during his time as president of Ghana
- According to him, Mahama did not run a family and friends government
- He added that the family was fully in support of John Mahama's return to the presidential race
A brother of Former President John Mahama, has opened up about how businesses of family members fared during his time as president.
Alfred Abdullai Mahama, speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Friday, August 24, 2018, stated that his brother did not run a ‘family and friends’ government.
According to him, even though they tried separating their businesses from politics, they still suffered from the negative ramifications.
He went on to say that some family members even rejected genuine contracts because of their relationship with the ex-president.
He however added that the family never lost hope and continued to sacrifice for the John Mahama administration.
“During my brother’s tenure, he was not running family and friend’s government. No brother nor a member of the Mahama family was a part of his government not to even talk of boards. We were all engaged in private businesses even before Mahama became president“, he explained.
Abdulai Mahama went on to say that contracts were sometimes rejected because of their relations with Mahama.
His comments come less than 48 hours after John Mahama announced his interest in contesting as flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He said the family fully supports his brother’s intention and will do everything to support him.
According to him, ex-President Mahama has better perspective of the economy and would be the right person to lead the country.
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