Former Member of Parliament for Nanton Constituency Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala has accused the Akufo-Addo-led government of trying to divert attention in the Anas-Nyantakyi saga from the bribery issues involving the president, vice president and other government functionaries.
The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP says the issues unearthed by the investigation of Anas Aremeyaw Anas goes beyond the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
But, he argues, government is trying to shift the focus onto the GFA by dissolving it and forming an interim management committee to oversee football administration.
Making this known on TV3’s New Day on Tuesday, Mr Mohammed Murtala said just like Mr Nyantakyi is being investigated, President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Deputy Chief of Staff Francis Asenso-Boakye and Deputy Roads Minister Anthony Karbo should all be subjected to investigations since their names were mentioned.
“On what basis did the President report Mr [Kwesi] Nyantakyi to the CID?” he quizzed, saying since it was for fraud all “accomplices” must also be investigated.
He maintained that there is a deliberate attempt by the government to change the narrative.
He explained that this was begun by the questioning of the modus operandi of Anas Aremeyaw Anas in a move led by Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.
But since that did not work out, the former MP argued, the government shifted focus on the GFA.
“The issue goes beyond the GFA,” he stressed.
He claims “it is an attempt to divert public discourse”.