CONYERS, Ga. – For the second time in a week, a Conyers mayoral candidate’s campaign is called into question.
The Conyers Housing Authority said they are looking into claims that residents were told they could be evicted, but a vote for that candidate could change that.
This is just one week after the state opened an investigation into a post on the candidate’s Facebook page offering free gasoline to some residents who get out and vote early.
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Ronnie Godwin said this new allegation simply is not true. Godwin admits he campaigned in that area on October 14 with a man who used to work for the housing authority.
Godwin said he never heard that man tell any residents they would be evicted.
The Conyers Housing Authority said they received a report that alleges their former employee Ronald Booker told residents that the housing authority planned to kick its residents out in the near future. But that voting for Godwin would prevent that.
The housing authority posted this allegation on its Facebook page and sent a note to residents to let them they can’t be evicted for this.
Resident Patrina Lyons said neither Godwin, nor anyone from his campaign, spoke to her, but the note on her door from the housing authority caught her by surprise.
Godwin’s campaign came under fire last week after a post appeared on his Facebook page offering $5 of free gasoline to the first 100 people who got out to vote early. The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is investigating that case.