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We rejected contracts under NDC – Mahama’s family

Relatives of the former president John Mahama has disclosed they declined several lucrative contracts during the era of the latter as president of the republic.

Alfred Abdullai Mahama, brother of Mr Mahama adds that businesses of relatives of the ex-Ghanaian leader suffered because they took a decision not to bid for government contracts.

Speaking on Adom FM on Friday, Abdullai Mahama said unlike President Akufo-Addo, Mr Mahama made sure none of his relatives or siblings served in his government.

“During my brother’s tenure, he was not running family and friend’s government. No brother nor a member of the Mahama family was a part of his government, not to even talk of boards. We were all engaged in private businesses even before Mahama became president.

“We have sometimes rejected contracts because of our brother. Ibrahim Mahama is not Mahama’s bankroller; he is a private mining contractor,” he noted.

Commenting on his brother’s decision to contest for the presidency in 2020, Abdullai Mahama said the family is fully behind his decision, adding that, “he is a better manager of Ghana’s economy” than Akufo-Addo.

“Mahama is the right person to lead the country at least to continue the good things he started doing for the country,” he added.

Mr Mahama on Thursday through Ghana’s former Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ohene Agyekum submitted his letter of intent to contest for the presidential slot of the NDC in the impending national delegates’ congress in December.

Shortly after his official declaration, about 94 out of the 106 Members of Parliament of the NDC released a statement to endorse his candidature.

John Dramani Mahama is the most formidable and marketable candidate who can dislodge the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) from power in 2020, the statement said.

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