- Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has flatly denied any involvement and knowledge about the Ameri deal and those behind it
- According Gabby the photo circulating on social media is an old one, taken in 2016
Former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has denied allegations linking him with the re-negotiation of the Ameri deal.
According to him, he had no knowledge or involvement in the Ameri deal, describing the allegations as “false.”
Gabby, who is the nephew of President Akufo-Addo, has been in the news before the energy minister, Boakye Agyarko was sacked for “misleading” the President on the Ameri deal.
Certain quarters have actually claimed that Gabby was influential in the re-negotiation of the deal and should equally be blamed.
This was after a photo popped up on social media, in which the former executive director of Danquah Institute was captured sitting at a round table with officials of Ameri.
Also captured in the said photo were sacked Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko, and brother of the President, Edward Akufo-Addo.
However, reacting to the recent allegations, Gabby said neither he or Edward Akufo-Addo were involved in the re-negotiation of the Ameri deal.
In a Facebook post, he explained that the said photo was taken during the campaign period in 2016, when John Mahama was still president.
“The picture you see was taken when the Ameri people visited the Ridge campaign office of Nana Akufo-Addo in December 2016, when John Mahama was still President. You can see several copies of the 2016 NPP manifesto on the table and a framed campaign photo of Nana and Bawumia on the wall. Let me stress this material fact: it was the only day that Edward or myself ever met the Ameri people or any of their representatives,” Gabby wrote.
He further stressed that he had no involvement with the people from Ameri or with any of the persons who re-negotiated the deal.
Read Gabby’s full post below:
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