Legal practitioner and MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, says President Akufo-Addo’s privileges as enshrined in the 1992 Constitution do not include “watching secret” videos at the Jubilee House, the seat of government.
He argues that Tiger Eye PI and the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, erred in allowing the president to see the yet-to-be screen documentary, stressing that “it was an error of judgment”.
The legislator says President Akufo-Addo breached confidentiality agreement with the ace investigative journalist, after going public with details of excerpts of the video.
“Kweku Baako and Anas must learn from what happened after the president viewed the video. In my candid opinion it was wrong and bad to have allowed the president to watch,” he added.
In his estimation, the raging controversy surrounding the documentary is as a result of allowing the president to see the investigative piece.
“That has clearly caused some members of the NPP to attack Anas’ integrity,” he asserted.
Following the private viewing of excerpts of the video, titled ‘Number 12’, by the President and some top officials of the Presidency, it emerged that President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi was allegedly negotiating for an amount of money using the name of the President and his Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The President then called on the Criminal Investigations Department to arrest Mr Nyantakyi. My Nyantakyi turned himself in to the police and was granted bail later, as the police investigate him for allegdely defrauding by false pretence.
However, shortly after the news hit the headlines, maverick politician and New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, begun a singular crusade to discredit the work of the respected investigative journalist.
Mr Agyapong has called Anas a fraud and holds that the investigative journalist’s methods are nothing but malicious entrapments to bring target public officials into disrepute.
Mr Agyapong has also vowed to release a video showing Anas taking bribe, however, he is yet to do that.