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12 January 2017 | Headlines

My husband’s critics shall be put to shame – Lordina

My husband’s critics shall be put to shame – Lordina

Former first lady Lordina Mahama, has risen to the defence of her husband, the former President, John Dramani Mahama, hitting back at persons accusing him of unlawfully trying to keep state property after his term of office expired.

She says the plot to embarrass her husband will fall flat.

Lordina Mahama, who has in recent public statements, especially on social media made a strong case for the former President, defended him, and described him as a great leader who genuinely cares about the country.

In post via her Twitter account on Wednesday, the former first lady described John Mahama as a “man of integrity and principle.”

“This too shall pass.Their efforts shall fall flat because you are a man of integrity & principle.They shall be put to shame by #MahamaLegacy ,” she tweeted.

The former President has come under intense criticism from a section of Ghanaians over his request to the new government to keep his current place of abode as his retirement home.

Mahama's request is contrary to the approved recommendations set by the Prof. Dora Francisca Edu- Buandoh committee on Emoluments and Conditions of Service for Article 71 office holders, which only prescribes the payment of 40% of the retiring President's salary to him to cater for his rent.

‘Mahama withdraws request for state bungalow’

John Mahama in a subsequent letter addressed to President Akufo-Addo and copied to the Asantehene on Wednesday [January 11], withdrew his requests to keep the bungalow as well as use of another property as his office.

In the letter, he explained that his decision to withdraw the request was to avoid hurting the cordial relationship that has existed between himself and the new government led by Nana Akufo-Addo over the transition period.

'Mahama's request unlawful'
Ahead of Mahama’s withdrawal, a Legal Practitioner, Yaw Oppong, in a Citi News interview, described the request by Mahama as unlawful.

Mr. Oppong said the former President's request clearly contravened the Presidential Transition Act.

By: Jonas Nyabor/
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