Former President Mahama has rejected allegations by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government that members of his administration stole cars from the presidential fleet before leaving office in January 2017. According to him, his administration left ‘a sea of vehicles’ for the new government led by Nana Akufo-Addo.
Speaking on GTV’s Moomen Tonight on Tuesday, the former President insisted that all vehicles used under his administration had been accounted for and President Akufo-Addo was aware of them because it was part of the assets he showed him while he took him around the presidential villa ahead of his swearing in.
Mr. Mahama said his government handed over more than 400 vehicles to the new government, and there was no way members of his administration could make way with over 300 vehicles.
In March 2017, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin alleged that over 200 vehicles from the presidential car pool were unaccounted for following the change of government on January 7, 2017. But Mr. Mahama suggested that the claims were false adding that he believes that the allegations were only meant to demonize his administration.