President Mahama dismisses alleged conflict of interest in Ford gift saga

President John Mahama has asked the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice CHRAJ to dismiss allegations of conflict of interest levelled against him.

There are three separate petitions against the President over allegations of a Ford Expedition vehicle gifted to him by a Burkinabe contractor.

Two of the petitions are from the Progressive People’s Party PPP and the youth wing of the CPP while one is from the Minority in Parliament.

But in a response dated July 18, 2016 signed by Tony Lithur, lawyer for President Mahama and addressed to the Acting Commissioner of CHRAJ, the President said he is innocent of the allegations.

The petitioners are asking CHRAJ to hold that President Mahama has violated Article 284 of the 1992 Constitution.

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