Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a stalwart of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asked Ghanaians to stop mounting pressure on the former First Lady, Lordina Mahama, to refund all monies paid to her in allowances by the state.
The call is coming barely a day after the first and second ladies announced their decision to refund all monies paid to them since 2017.
The move by the first and second ladies also follows public outcry on the recommendations made by the presidential committee on emoluments for Article 71 office-holders.
A cross section of the public have since started a campaign to get the former first lady to also refund her allowances paid to her while her husband was in power.
However, Otchere-Darko said that such calls are needless.
“My second and final take on this spousal alawa issue: Leave Lordina Mahama alone! She doesn’t have to refund a pesewa of her alawa.
“After all, is it her fault her husband now says he always believed in the 2011 Constitution Review Commission Report’s recommendation to set up an Independent Emoluments Committee but he never ever saw the need to even attempt to implement it for the 4 years plus change that he was Head of State? Let her be,” he posted on Facebook.