It appears big shots in the country are running away from the yet to be premiered â€œNumber 12â€, an investigative piece put together by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his associates.
The next big fish after Kennedy Agyapong to resist the screening of the video, which captures â€œdirty dealsâ€ of top officials in â€œfootballâ€ and â€œpoliticsâ€, is Akwasi Addai Odike, businessman and politician.
Leader and founder of the defunct United Progressive Party (UPP) claims the exposÃ© is not premised on fighting corruption as widely propagated, but a calculated attempt by some â€˜mafiasâ€™ in the football governing body, GFA, to stop Kwesi Nyantakyi who has announced his intention to run for GFA president again.
â€œI have a problem with Anasâ€™ methods because, the time and place the GFA president was captured engaging in talks with the supposed investors, presupposes that he was clearly set up.
â€œI strongly believe some insiders who want Kwesi Nyantakyi â€˜hangedâ€™ contracted Anas to carry out this investigative piece. If he indeed was doing this on his own accord, he would have involved the CID in the process.
â€œI also think his method of setting traps for people to fall right into it, should not be considered as evidence as anyone can be tempted. So if Anas keeps pressuring and luring people to take bribe in exchange for favours and videos it as evidence against the person, it shouldnâ€™t be considered as sacrosanct?â€ he said on rainbow radio Monday morning.
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has shared similar sentiments calling for the investigative video to be blocked.
He challenged Anasâ€™ modus operandi claiming that if Anas is not stopped he could cause trouble in the country.
â€œDo you think Anas has the right to do what he is doing? Do you think so? We should be careful the way things are going. We kept quiet over the judgesâ€™ issue. Now he is at GFA. Tomorrow it could be you or me. He could be in your bedroom whilst you are asleep with your wife,â€ he is quoted to have said on Net 2.