- The NDC General Secretary says the NPP and Nana Addo are using the Nyantakti scandal to divert attention from current corruption allegations about the government
- According to Mr Asiedu Nketia, the move was part of a diversionary tactic introduced by government to move public attention from the “controversial” Ministry of Communications contract with Kelni GVG
President Akufo-Addo’s filing of a complain to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to summon and interrogate Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi is part of a gimmick to divert attention from the ongoing controversy surrounding the Ministry of Communication’s contract with Kelni GVG, the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said.
Mr. Nketia believes the President’s actions are premature and smack of desperation, especially with the full video implicating Nyantakyi not yet out.
He has, therefore, accused President Akufo-Addo of deliberately implicating Nyantakyi on charges of defrauding by false pretense to kill off the scandal at the Communications Ministry.
According to him, the headline-grabbing nature of the GFA boss’ saga is exactly what the President wanted in order to divert attention from the “controversial” Ministry of Communication’s contract with Kelni GVG, which was, until now, the trending topic.
“Has the police investigators at the CID spearheading the investigations and interrogating Mr Nyantakyi seen the said video produced by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and so on what basis are they questioning the suspect,” Mr Asiedu Nketia questioned in an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM.
The NDC General Secretary wondered why the CID would also oblige the President’s request when the full content of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ investigative piece has not yet been publicly aired.
In his view, the allegations of fraud involving the Communications Ministry is a more pressing issue, insisting the Nyantakyi case was just a gimmick to divert attention.
Government recently signed an $89 million contract with Kelni GVG to deal with revenue losses and simbox fraud involving telecommunication companies.
IMANI Ghana has said the contract was fraught with fraud and must be cancelled arguing that the company does not have the track record to undertake the job that has been given it.
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