Ex-President John Dramani Mahama has started packing his belongings out of No 3 Prestige Link – the official state bungalow at Cantonments after the unsuccessful attempt to appropriate his official residence as his end-of-service home.
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Mr Mahama is said to be relocating to the Airport Residential Area where he owns a property. The said residence is next to Gold House at Kawukudi where his brother, Ibrahim, is a neighbour.
According to the Greater Accra Regional Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Anthony Nukpenu, who was interviewed on Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sen’ programme, confirmed that former president John Mahama had started packing out upon his return from Nigeria where he represented the Government of Ghana in the Gambian negotiations.
“He is no more there (house), he has started packing out…this started occurring upon his return from Nigeria,” he said.
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It is in plan to handover the keys to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the current vice president, to occupy the facility, which is meant for vice presidents.
Even though the NDC said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side of the Transition Team had agreed in principle to allow the former president and his family to occupy the residence, no documentary evidence had been provided, making the case difficult to appreciate.
In the heat of the controversy, former President Mahama wrote to the new government indicating his willingness to vacate the house.