Domelevo’s loyalty was to Mahama not Ghana – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that the loyalty of Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo was to Former President Mahama and not Ghana.

The President, in a 21-page letter to the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations Against Corruption said Domelevo was appointed in  2016 “to pursue a particular agenda”.

According to the President, Mr Domelevo was not the intended Auditor-General prior to the election of December 7, 2016, adding that Dr. Felix Kwame Aveh was the Auditor-General that former President Mahama intended to appoint if he had won the election of December 7, 2016.

Akufo-Addo noted that after Former President John Dramani Mahama had lost the 2016 election, it became necessary for  Mahama to change his nomination for Auditor-General, with the sole aim of saddling the then-President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, with an Auditor-General whose allegiance was to former President Mahama, instead of the nation.

“..The former President had consulted the Council of State on appointing Dr Felix Kwame Aveh as Auditor-General. It is also clear that the consultation process was done before the December 7, 2016, elections”.

“Mr Domelevo was not the intended Auditor-General prior to the election of December 7, 2016. Dr Felix Kwame Aveh was the Auditor-General that former President Mahama intended to appoint if he had won the election of December 7, 2016. But he lost the election. Indeed, in notifying the Council of State of the reason why former President Mahama was seeking to replace Dr Aveh, the then-Chief of Staff stated that ‘the change is as a result of some unforeseen developments.”

“It is fair to conclude that the unforeseen developments” was no other development but the painful loss of the election on December 7, 2016.

“After losing the election, it became necessary for former President Mahama to change his nomination for Auditor-General, with the sole aim of saddling the then-President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, with an Auditor-General whose allegiance was to former President Mahama, instead of the nation,” Portions of the letter read.

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