The NPP’s Bono Regional Chairman, Abronye DC has attacked ex-President Mahama in the latest leg of their fight over ex-gratia.
According to Abronye, Mahama is only posturing by claiming he will review Article 71 emoluments if voted to power.
The NPP executive said if given the choice between his wife Lordina Mahama and ex-gratia, Mahama would choose ex-gratia without hesitation.
He said Mahama is in love with ex-gratia and can never review it but he’s only making convenient political promises.
“Because the former president wants to come to power again, he lies any time he gets the opportunity. Because he saw that Ghanaians are talking negatively about ex-gratia, he wants to take advantage of that by saying that he will cancel it.
“But we want Ghanaians to understand that if the former president has to choose between ex-gratia and Lordina, he will choose ex-gratia over Lordina. Because he loves ex-gratia so much.” Abronye said during a press conference in Accra.
“The reason I’m saying this is that the former president in 2011, together will the late John Evans Atta Mills, came up with a white paper that said that ex-gratia was good after the constitutional review committee presented their report to them. But now Mahama is conveniently saying that he will review ex-gratia,” he said in Twi.
Abronye and Mahama started a recent war of words after the NPP executive alleged the ex-President had received millions in emoluments since leaving office.
Mahama replied by alleging that the government has withheld all benefits due him and he has to pay for his own bills majority of the time.