Mahama withdraws request to keep state bungalow

Former President John Dramani Mahama has rescinded a request to keep an official state bungalow as part of his end of service benefit as former President of the Republic.

The former President had earlier refused to leave the state bungalow despite the expiration of his tenure saying he had been given the nod to own the property. 

But a rebuttal from President Akufo-Addo’s Senior Minister designate, Yaw Osafo Marfo, suggested otherwise.

According to Mr. Osafo Marfo, though the former President had made a request to be given the property as part of his benefits as an ex-president, no decision had been taken to the effect.

There was huge public outcry when it became public that the former President had refused to leave the bungalow meant for the country’s Vice Presidents. The situation was reported to have left the sitting Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia stranded. 

But former President Mahama in a letter dated January 10,2017 and signed by himself says the request for the continuous stay in the facility is being withdrawn.

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