The National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of bad faith following the controversy which greeted the request by former President, John Mahama to keep his current residence.
According to Kofi Adams, the NPP had agreed to allow Mahama keep the Cantonments residence but publicly denied any knowledge of the agreement following public uproar.
Adams stated that following a meeting between both parties, it was agreed that Mahama may retain the house but he was asked to formally write to request for the property.
This agreement was however denied by government spokespersons
“According to what we are being told now, it means the outgoing government do not have the mandate to determine where to settle a former President, but constitutionally we are to settle a former President,” Kofi Adams said.
“It wasn’t as if President Mahama just wanted it. It was an agreement not just between the two of them, there were witnesses and so it tells you the bad fate that we are have been talking about… If this is the way we are going to run Ghana, then Ghana is in trouble,” he added.
The situation forced President Mahama to withdraw the request he made stating that he wanted to avoid marring the spirit of cooperation between the two sides of the transition teams.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana