President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been asked to rein in Assin Central lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong over his allegations against investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“I think the president can also call [Ken Agyapong] in and ask, ‘What do you have against Anas?’”
This piece of advice was given by Kwame Jantuah, a panellist on TV3’s New Day, on Saturday.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) member said Mr Agyapong should come clear if he has evidence against Anas.
The Assin North Member of Parliament has gone on a verbal spree against the award-winning investigative journalist over his latest exposé.
The exposé, which is expected to be premiered on Wednesday, June 6, is centred around Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The documentary is titled ‘Number 12: When Misconduct & Greed Become the Norm’.
But since excerpts of the documentary triggered a presidential complaint to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Mr Agyapong has attacked Anas Aremeyaw Anas to the extent of releasing ‘pictures’ of him.
He has also threatened to release a video titled ‘Who Watches the Watchman?’ to expose the journalist.
But speaking on New Day, Mr Jantuah said the journalist is doing a good job, one the anti-graft institutions of the state should have done.
“None of the institutions that are supposed to take control of this beast called corruption have acted. We thought they will kick in.
“The EOCOs of this world, the CHRAJs of this world seem to be silent and seem to be depending on what [Anas] is doing.”
But he acceded to the concerns raised over the modus operandi of Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“In terms of the day he handles it, there are question marks there. Questions marks over entrapment.”
Notwithstanding, he said all those lambasting Anas, particularly Kennedy Agyapong, must prove so with evidence.
“If Kennedy Agyapong can show the evidence that Anas is A, B, C, D, E, he should put it out,” he said, adding that “it will be great” if some of the institutions take it up.
But he said the president remains the final authority to call Mr Agyapong to glean evidence from him “because the president has triggered the button”.
A member of the communications team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Nyamah, who was also on the programme, however, said Mr Agyapong’s comments are solely his and do not represent the party.