Must Read: This is Why John Mahama Copied Otumfuo Osei Tutu II In His Withdrawal Letter
Former President John Dramani Mahama has come under serious attack for requesting to continue to stay in his current residence located at Cantonments, and use a bungalow at Ridge as his office.
His request has spark controversy both in the mainstream media and social media with some people expressing their disapproval with it whiles others do not find anything wrong with it.
In order to put the matter to rest, former president Mahama has penned a letter to President Nana Akufo-Addo indicating his decision to withdraw his earlier requests. He believes this controversy has the potential to mar the spirit of cooperation with which both transitional teams managed smooth transfer of power after the December polls.
“It would appear that these requests threaten to mar the spirit of cooperation with which we as co-chairs of the Joint Transitional Team have managed the smooth transition of power from my administration to yours,” Former President Mahama wrote in his letter dated Tuesday, 10th January, 2017.
In his withdrawal letter, he copied Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and this has brought a new twist to this matter sparking a debate as to why the King of the Ashanti Kingdom was copied.
Well, thecitizensghana.com is reliably informed that, there was a meeting between John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo during the Transition process which Otumfuo Osei Tutu was present. It was during the meeting that President Nana Addo asked former president John Mahama of his preference with regards to accommodation. John Mahama then said he prefers to stay where he is living now since it is not an official bungalow for Vice President or President.
According to our source, President Akufo Addo was pleased with this and said, “Good then it means we don’t need to build a new house for you.”
Find a copy of the letter below: