The founder of the All Peoples Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has cast doubt on the investigations into corruption allegations against the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Mr. Ayariga does not anticipate that the allegations would lead to the punishment of Mr. Nyantakyi.
The powerful FA President is being investigated after an undercover video by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas allegedly showed him using the name of the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to solicit a bribe from supposed potential investors.
Speaking to Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe, Host of the Morning Xpress on Radio XYZ 93.1, Mr Ayariga said the events leading to the arrest and interrogation of Mr Nyantakyi give him the sense that the issue will “die.”
Apart from the friendship between Nyantakyi and Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr Ayariga said Anas should not have shown the video to the President of the Republic of Ghana.
“You want to expose corruption. You see, the Presidency is one of the institutions that we all know is corrupt,” he said.
Asked if he has evidence to buttress his claim, Mr Ayariga said: “when you pay $100,000 to have access to the President, is that not corruption? Their own people are saying it; that they cannot get access to the President because they don’t have the $20,000.”
“Anas made a very big mistake by showing the video to the President. For me, if I see him, I’ll tell him he’s doing a good job but he should be careful that nobody is above corruption,” he said while contending that the Presidency could interfere in the investigation to cover up some big shots at the Presidency even before the full investigative piece is premiered on June 6.
To him, the Presidency is not protecting Ghanaian citizens alleging that the Presidency is replete with corruption and the investigative journalist may end up shielding the bad acts after purportedly showing portions of the investigative piece to the President ahead of the advertised date of 6 June 2018, for the airing of the documentary.