- Journalist Nana Kwabena Bobie-Ansah has disclosed that the last NDC government concealed evidence of the corrupt practices of GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi
- According to him, there were many investigations by various security agencies into Nyantakyi during the eight years of the NDC government but the government surprisingly concealed them
- Bobie-Ansah's claim comes after an order by President Akufo-Addo for the arrest of Nyantakyi for allegedly using his (Akufo-Addo) name to solicit for a bribe
Journalist and radio presenter, Nana Kwabena Bobie-Ansah has stated that the past NDC government concealed evidence of wrongdoing by the embattled President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi while in power.
According to Bobie-Ansah there were many investigations into the fraudulent activities of the during the eight years of the last NDC government but the reports surprisingly concealed.
“I don’t know for a fact what exactly JM and his government were looking out for, but I’m surprised they sat on this matter for eight years without any action. All the BNI, National Security reports about Nyantakyi were concealed by the NDC government,” he said on Kasapa 102.5 FM Wednesday.
Bobie Ansah's claim comes on the back of the news that Nyantakyi had allegedly tried to use the name of President Akufo-Addo inappropriately.
President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday reported to Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a potential crime of defrauding by false pretence.
According to a Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, who confirmed this the president directed that Mr. Nyantakyi should be arrested by the Criminal Investigative Department, (CID) after watching the latest exposé of ace investigative journalist Anas Ameyaw Anas.
“The President of the Republic has had the benefit of viewing aspects of the investigative piece and in this documentary, the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi is supposedly seen attempting to use the President’s name and that of the Vice President and other senior officials of government to induce supposed potential investors into our country to part with various sums of monies,” Mr. Jinapor said.
Speaking on the development, Bobie-Ansah who is known to be close to the opposition NDC advised the party to take a cue from President Akufo-Addo’s resolve to deal with corruption in the country.
According to Bobie-Ansah, Mr. Akufo-Addo’s uncompromising and unyielding stand against corruption on the back of the several swift actions taken by the President in instances of allegations of corruption is worth commending.
“Critics will say that this is to divert attention, but at least the most important thing is that the government has taken action regarding the GFA rot. I don’t want to go into the substantive matter, until they finish the investigations in that case.
“I’m stunned that past NDC government could not deal with Nyantakyi in the numerous allegations that were leveled against him[Nyantakyi]. They were indeed privy to many reports that indicted the FA Boss. Nyantakyi has been cited in various alleged corruption matters for sometime now, and I dare say that the murky issues at the FA have been lurking for years.
“NDC must learn from the actions of this government. Randy Abbey and co didn’t like me because of this same Nyantakyi issues. Following this, they tagged the likes of Koku Anyidoho and Nii Lante as the hawks within the NDC, who were hell bent on disgracing the government at the time. For me I really don’t support Akufo-Addo and his government but at least he’s shown the will to fight against corruption.”
Bobie-Ansah came into national prominence as the host Asempa FM's 'Ekosii Sen' political talkshow.
But he was ousted from the seat after the NPP complained of him being biased towards them and he has since been with Ahotor FM.
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