Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has accused former President John Mahama of harboring ‘preconceived malice’ in his quest to keep the bungalow he occupied as vice-president permanently.
It was revealed during the government transition process that ex-president Mahama had requested to keep the No.3 Prestige Link property which is supposed to be the residence of Ghana’s new vice-president.
However Mahama performed a U-turn, saying he was no longer interested in keeping the apartment.
But Amidu insists that the former president’s request could have cost newly-elected President Nana Akufo-Addo some good will.
The former Attorney General in his latest article said Mahama’s reluctance to vacate the apartment was pre-meditated and was part of grand scheme to loot state property.
“The John Mahama retirement residence and office saga nearly cost you [Mr Akufo-Addo] well-meaning supporters both in your political party and amongst ordinary citizens of good will.”
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“The ordinary Ghanaian was quick to see that Mahama had with preconceived malice planned for years to take the Vice President’s residence for himself as his life-long retirement home right after Professor Mills’ demise.
“Even the ordinary Ghanaian sitting in the Madina trotro bus realized that Mahama’s scheme of remaining in the Vice President’s official residence instead of moving to the Presidential residence at the Flagstaff House was part of his pre-meditated and internalized looting behavior of state assets.”