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Don’t force Nyantakyi out - Lawyer

Private legal practitioner and a stalwart of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Yaw Boafo has advised against the consistent calls for the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in the wake of emerging details corruption allegations being thrown at him.

A former Ghana football capo, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe among a host of others intimated in media interviews that, the embattled GFA boss should step aside as President of GFA on moral grounds as the environment appeared too poisoned to provide him the necessary confidence to deliver effectively on the job.

Speaking on Kumasi based-Pure FM flagship political program with Dr. Otchere Addai Mensah (Dean of KNUST’s Allied Health Sciences) and monitored by MyNewsGH.com, Lawyer Yaw Boafo who has over the years being a staunch football critic indicated that, the country stands at a great loss if it forcibly retires Kwesi Nyantakyi as he has an impeccable and unmatched ideas as an administrator garnered through his experiences over the years.

‘Sometimes, we have to take emotions out of things and see it from its context; you have a Ghanaian who has risen through the ranks to become an executive committee member of FIFA and the first vice-president of CAF, what at all will we gain if we push him out? What is the guarantee that the next person who will come after him will be a Ghanaian…Doc, we stand a great deal of losing as a nation if we force him [Kwesi Nyantakyi] to resign’. He stressed.

He continued “the claims against him are ones that have no bearings with football so why the consistent calls for his resignation, why” He quizzed. ‘Doc, to me Kwesi Nyantakyi’s is one of Ghana’s finest brains in administration and with the video that is out, from the commentary running, it is obvious it is not football related issues that Anas got him, meaning his work at the GFA is not in contention here, so we shouldn’t make that a basis as a call for his resignation. And even legally, he has committed a moral decadence although not befitting his calibre, it isn’t huge of a blunder. Let’s be cautious and not retire him’.

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President Akufo-Addo had on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, ordered the GFA boss to be investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for stating in the exposé by Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas that doing business in Ghana is easy.



He had further indicated that by giving the President an amount of $5 million and the Vice President $3 million, you are good to do business in the country as the duo are in his pocket but the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has stated that the FA boss never made those statements attributed to him.

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