Former President Mahama, in a letter to President Akufo Addo, has clarified that he never requested to buy the official bungalow he's occupied since his days as a Vice President.
President Mahama's request to remain in his cantonments official resident had met stiff criticism by both the general public, and known public officials.
““You will recall, Mr President that contrary to the erroneous impression created by some persons in government and the interpretation given to the former letter submitted on my behalf by Mr Julius Debrah, this was a follow-up to an agreement we had on my choice of accommodation and office. I had never requested to purchase the property; my request is, therefore, humbly withdrawn,” he said in his letter..
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In his letter to President Akufo-Addo, President Mahama also rescinded both his request to stay in the bungalow located on No.3. Prestige Link Cantonment, including his request to use bungalow No.6 3rd Avenue Ridge as his office.
According to Ghana's constitution, a sitting president is supposed to vacate official property 30 days prior to the investiture of a president elect. This is one the prime reasons why president Mahama's request incited strong opposition from both public officials and the Ghanaian public at large.
Regardless of the past NDC government's insistence that an agreement had been reached, NPP government officials have maintained that although the request was received, no decision had been made.