Mahama wanted to resign as Vice President before Prof Mills died
Investigative Journalist Manasseh Azure has disclosed in his latest book yet to be launched titled “The Fourth John: Reign, Rejection and Rebound” how former President John Mahama had wanted to resign from office as Vice President of the republic before the sudden demise of Prof. Attah Mills.
The latest book by the award winning journalist revealed that Mr Mahama’s decision to resign was informed by the targeted bureaucratic attacks on him by some presidential staffers and ministers of state in the President Mills administration.
According to the book, John Mahama would have resigned and subsequently miss out on becoming a President if not for the intervention of the then Chief Director at the Office of the Vice President.
“The Chief Director at the Office of the Vice President had returned from lunch break to find the typist in the office seriously typing a letter. Official letters often passed through him (the Chief Director), and he then assigned the typist to work on them.
“But this was an exception. When he asked typist what he was typing, he said the vice president had given him something to type but he would not speak when asked what it was. Perhaps, the content was too heavy for his mouth.
“The Chief Director then drew closer to him and looked at the screen of the computer. What greeted him from the screen, alarmed him. It was Vice President John Mahama’s resignation letter that was almost ready. He didn’t have the time to read the full letter. He ordered the typist to stop typing and he headed for John Mahama’s office,” the book states.
The 396-page book is due to be launched in four cities in Ghana. The Accra launch will be on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Christ the King Parish Hall, opposite the Jubilee House.
The Kumasi launch is slated for Thursday, November 28, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi, at 5:30pm, while the Tamale launch comes off on Friday November 29, at the GNAT Hall at the same time.
The launch train will end in Bolgatanga on November 30, at the Akayet Hotel also at 5:30p.m.
On Sunday, December 1, Manasseh will hold a book reading and signing session in Wa at the Upland Hotel from 2.p.m. to 4.p.m.