Akufo-Addo should not have previewed Anas’ video – Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has said that the order by President Nana Akufo-Addo to arrest Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, “has too much weight and raises a lot of political issues.”

He questioned why the documentary to be premiered on June 6 was previewed by the President who gave indication that he has viewed it by issuing the arrest of the GFA boss.

Mr. Bagbin who spoke in an interview on TV3 said that Ghanaians should have been given the opportunity to view the documentary and other decisions taken after.

“We should have allowed the documentary to be aired on 6th for all of us to see and then the decisions will be taken. Maybe some aspects will have to refer to some institutions to unearth some evidence which may lead to some criminal suspicion before we could talk about orders,” he said.

He added that there are several questions to be raised after the documentary is publicly screened and noted that this would then result in further investigations.

“There are question marks to this; the question mark is why him? Why have some people been given the opportunity to see the documentary before the general public? There is an issue there. Who are those behind it? Corruption is moved against the giver and the receiver, and so if there are allegations made against somebody, it is important for it to come up for all of us to see how this is handled. Should they be investigated or one group of people should be investigated? Who are those involved? Is it the President? Is it just the Vice? There are so many questions without answer,” he said.

He said that Anas erred by showing the investigative piece to the President ahead of public viewing.

Nyantakyi’s order was issued by President Nana Addo after a security briefing on the latest investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Number 12.  It is reported that the GFA boss was captured negotiating a deal in the name the President Nana Addo.

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