Akufo-Addo must speak to allegations against him in Anas' video

By Clement Edward Kumsah

A civil society group, Strategic Thinkers Network-Africa (STRANEK), has called on President Akufo-Addo to address Ghanaians on the all the allegations levelled against him by the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi.

According to the civil society group, the allegations are so damning and as such, puts President Akufo-Addo’s office into disrepute.

“In as much as Ghana Football Association (GFA) rot is quite troublesome, we are more worried about the allegations against H.E. the President and it is trite knowing that guards were not over the mouth of the GFA President leading him to say things which meant that he was really informed about the operations and private life of  President Akufo-Addo", a statement issued by STRANEK said.

"It is at this juncture, we deem it fit to ask questions per the allegations made. Firstly, is it true the President Akufo-Addo sold all his properties in order to finance his campaign as alleged in the exposé?", the statement said.

It said, "if it is true, how many properties did he sell? Thirdly, is it true efforts are being made to recoup the properties as alleged in the exposé and how is  President Akufo-Addo going to do that?"

In the Anas’ #Number12 video, GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi is seen convincing Tiger Eye investor to do other businesses beyond football.

• Anthony Karbo (Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways) is his brother and small boy and he helped him to win his elections

• He has access to every important person in Ghana and can connect to everyone. They need to bribe the President, Vice President, Minister and Karbo with millions of dollars. If they can do that, they will get contracts the same day. According to him, $5million for President, $3million for Vice, $2million for Minister, 1 million for himself and Karbo.

• He listed all upcoming projects in the ministry of roads and other places and gave detailed information about yet to commence government projects

• He said Nana Addo needs money because he sold most of his properties to win election so he needs to recover

• He added that the President’s family is angry and are pressurizing him to get money for them.

• He alleged that he is a financier of NPP, once the investors pay the 12 million dollars, all their needed contracts will be awarded.

STRANEK is of the view that, a mere denial by him to Tiger Eye PI when he watched the video is not enough to excuse him from the allegations.

"He must address the people of Ghana and cause all parties mentioned in the allegations to face the full rigors of law as his integrity is at stake", it added. 

Civil society group added that "it is time to pass a bill that will fund political parties and prevent them from spending beyond a certain limit as is done in the United Kingdom, Sweden among other countries. Campaign funds should be apportioned to political parties based on electoral votes they get from immediate previous elections. Perhaps, that will end the pocket theory alleged by Mr. Nyantakyi in #12 exposé since political parties will not do the bidding of individual financiers".

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