Otumfuo’s UN speech: Mahama sheds light on Debrah’s statement and reveals future plans

Otumfuo’s UN speech: Mahama sheds light on Debrah’s statement and reveals future plans

- Former president John Mahama has waded into an ongoing debate following a speech delivered at the United Nations by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

- According to him, it is untrue that he sought to cling to power following his defeat in the 2016 general elections

- According to him, he has respect for the Asantehene and would ensure that the matter is brought to rest after Otumfuo Osei Tutu II returns to Ghana

Former president John Mahama has released a statement in a bid to clarify issues relating to a speech read by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the United Nations.

This follows comments to the effect that the Asantehen persuaded him to hand over power after the release of the 2016 elections.

Mahama’s former chief of staff, Julius Debrah, had earlier released a statement with respect to the matter but reports available indicate that this generated a new debate.

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Addressing the issue, Mahama stated that he never intended to hang on to power after the elections and he has profound respect for the Asantehene.

He added that measures would be taken to bring to an end all comments related to the matter as soon as the Asantehene returns to Ghana.

He, therefore, urged the general public and members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to refrain from indulging in non-constructive remarks about the matter.

In other news, President Akufo-Addo has removed Kwame Owusu from office as board chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

The president has subsequently appointed the former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei to occupy the office.

YEN.com.gh understands that Owusu’s removal from office was because of concerns raised about his integrity.

He was reportedly involved in a case of conflict of interest and this led to his exit from office at the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA).

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