Senior journalist Abdul Mailk Kweku Baako has describe the press conference by the Deputy Chief of Staff in relation to the GFA President as hastily organized and breach of confidentiality.
The Deputy Chief of staff Samuel Abu Jinapor yesterday called a press conference to announce that the president Nana Akufo-Addo has reported the Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi to the CID and order for his arrest.
This came about after Anass a Ghanaian investigative journalist showed a snippet of the his current exposè in which the President and the Vice President’s names were mentioned as persons to receive a said amount of bribe from Kwesi Nyantakyi to help facilitate the operations of an investor.
Mr. Baako expressing his disappointment stated “I was surprised and the BBC was shocked that in spite of the agreement with the presidency and without informing either Tiger Eye or the BBC, went to town with the contents of the five-minute video (in respect of the president), and three-minute video (in respect of the Vice-President).”
“I have complained to those who called the press conference. I have protested and I gave reasons for my protest and I’m told my protests have been made known to the president,” he added.
According to Kweku Baako, once the president and the vice-president were mentioned by Nyantakyi as potential beneficiaries of bribe money, they had a right know.
It was to that extent that only the portions of the investigation concerning them were presented to them for viewing.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah