Former President John Dramani Mahama has written to government to withdraw his interest to maintain his official bungalow as his retirement package and bungalow No.6, 3rd avenue, Ridge as his office.
According to the ex President he has taken this decision to end the needless controversy that his request has generated.
The request by Mr. Mahama to hold on to the cantonment apartment has ignited controversy in the country, with many urging Nana Akufo-Addo to turn down the request.
Mr. Mahama and his family have lived in the apartment since 2009 when he became vice president to the late Professor John Mills and had requested to continue living in that residence in his retirement period.
A statement released Sunday from the office of the ex President said:“We wish to state and confirm that per the information officially communicated to the newly inaugurated administration following discussions by the Joint Transition Team, President Mahama will continue to maintain his current place of residence as his retirement home.”
But that claim was refuted by the Spokesperson to the NPP Transition Team, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
The constitution of Ghana stipulates that the state provides accommodation for a former President.