Number 12: Ghanaians demand Nyantakyi’s resignation
Majority of Ghanaians who thronged the Accra International Conference Centre to view the investigative piece on Ghana Football are calling for the immediate resignation of the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi.
The Investigative piece, titled Number 12 was put together by controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.
The video captures several Ghanaian FA officials including the FA President and referees engaging in corrupt activities.
Some Ghanaians who spoke to Starrfmonline.com said the FA president must step aside to allow a new person takeover the affairs of the FA.
“He must go, he cannot still be the FA president from what we have seen…he must resign,” one of the viewer’s said.
Another one told Starrfmonline.com that “Nyantakyi must be sacked by FIFA or resign to save himself from disgrace.”
In the video, Mr. Nyantakyi had a grand plan of ruling Ghana with money. Mr Nyantakyi in a meeting with undercover agents who posed as investors, disclosed how from small beginnings, he and his investor friends could ‘take over’ Ghana with their money
“You can start with something small in your own discretion, then when you get the contract; the big big contract, we can go back and give them more money, then we will take over the whole country,” Mr. Nyantakyi told the ‘investors’ in the video released by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Prior to today’s upcoming screening, a four-minute clip from the one-hour, thirty minutes documentary was shown to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo by Anas.
Subsequently, the Presidency revealed at a press conference that the clip shows GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, using the offices of the President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Mahamudu Bawumia, to extort money from people.
The President urged the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to invite Mr Nyantakyi for questioning.
Mr Nyantakyi subsequently handed himself to police to assist with investigations after a charge of defrauding by false pretense was leveled against him.
There has been a longstanding perception that Mr Nyantakyi’s stay in office, which has spanned at least 13 years, is the cause of setbacks with Ghana’s football.