Former President John Mahama has written to President Nana Akufo-Addo to withdraw his initially expressed interest in keeping his official residence as part of his retirement package.
Mahama personally wrote to the Flagstaff to rescind his interest.
Per Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, Mr Mahama was supposed to vacate the property a day before the investiture of President Nana Akufo-Addo. His failure to do so caused huge controversy.
While the outgone government’s side of the transition team said it reached an agreement with the new President’s team to remain there, the new government said there was no such deal.
Leader of the new government’s side of the transition team, Yaw Osafo Marfo told journalists: “We have not approved of his request, and I want to repeat we have received the request and the requests are two – for him to be given his ex-gratia where he lives and also be given another property as his office”.
Mr Mahama’s critics say his earlier quest to keep the property was unlawful.
Below is the letter writen by Ex President Mahama