- Kwesi Nyantakyi has said that he lied about the government officials he mentioned in the Anas’ video
- He said he never consulted any of the officials prior to and after his deliberations with the supposed investors
- Kwesi Nyantakyi has apologized to President Akufo-Addo and his other officials
Kwesi Nyantakyi, the embattled former President of the Ghana Football Association, has confessed that he lied against some government officials in the Anas’ “Number 12”.
In the video premiered on June 6, 2018, Kwesi Nyantakyi was captured making damning comments about President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Bawumia, and other government officials.
He requested from the supposed investors that they would have to give him the sum of $12 million to be given to the President and others.
$5 million for President Akufo-Addo, $3 million for Dr. Bawumia, $2 million for Roads and Highway Minister, Amoako Atta, and a million dollar each for him Nyantakyi and Deputy Roads and Highway Minister, Anthony Karbo.
But Kwesi Nyantakyi, according to a report by Finderonline.com and sighted by YEN.com.gh, has said that those comments and allegations he made are all lies.
According to the report, Kwesi Nyantakyi said he never consulted the president and his vice president and the others he mentioned in the secret recording before or after his meeting with the supposed investors.
We cannot say, therefore, whether Nyantakyi would have handed over those sums to the president and officials, if indeed the supposed investors had paid him that $12 million.
He stated in his resignation letter: “I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.”
“I gravely associated the highest office of the land – the presidency – with private discussions I had with ‘scammers” who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country.”
“I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the nation, Nana Akufo-Addo, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video.”
Kwesi Nyantakyi, among other offenses in the video, was captured accepting a “gift” of $65,000 from the investors; an act that is against FIFA’s code of ethics.
But he has promised to address the issues raised against him in the video in the coming days.
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has called for criminal investigations against Nyantakyi for falsely using his name to defraud investors.
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