The ongoing investigations into allegations of fraud by the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi, has not affected his position in any way and still remains at post, the Executive Committee members of the GFA have stated.
A statement by the Executive Committee Thursday stated that the President remains innocent until he is proven guilty of all charges levelled against him.
The GFA boss was on Wednesday released on bail after handing himself to the CID when he arrived from Morocco to answer questions for allegedly using President Akufo-Addo’s name fraudulently.
Mr Nyantakyi’s name popped up in a yet-to-be premiered investigative video under the auspices of Tiger Eye PI being managed by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The FA boss is alleged to have demanded whopping sums of money from the potential investors to facilitate their meeting with the president, the vice and other senior government officials. The video will be released on June 6, 2018.
But according to the Executive Committee of the GFA, “nothing has changed in terms of the GFA hierarchy and Mr. Nyantakyi still remains the President of the Ghana Football Association.
“Any statement contrary to this must be disregarded.”
The executive committee members added Mr. Nyantakyi has the full support of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
Below is the full statement
On Tuesday 22nd May 2018 there was an activation of the relevant state institutions to probe into an issues relating to the President of the Ghana Footbal Association, Mr Kwesi Nyaktakyi in the yet-to- be released documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Though the President of the GFA was on official duties outside the country, he cut his trip short and returned to Ghana on 23rd May 2018.
On his arrival he was escorted to the CID Headquarters where he was interrogated, a statement taken and subsequently granted bail.
Presently he is helping the police with their investigations.
The President remains innocent until he is proven guilty of all charges levelled against him.
The GFA President being a law abiding citizen respects the law, he is not a flight risk and has indicated his willingness and availability to the investigative authority anytime he is required to do so.
Following a meeting of the Executive Committee of the GFA on Thursday, the body wishes to state that nothing has changed in terms of the GFA hierarchy and Mr. Nyantakyi still remains the President of the Ghana Football Association.
Any statement contrary to this must be disregarded.
We wish to re-iterate that Mr. Nyantakyi has the full support of the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
All offices and outlets of the GFA remain fully functional and we confirm that all scheduled activities of the federation continue without any hindrances.
We urge all our stakeholders and members to remain calm during this period.