Felix Ofosu Kwakye, a former communications minister has stated that the termination of contract by heads of state institutions on June 6, was a calculated attempt to distract the public from focusing on Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 which is geared at exposing the stinking deals of top officials who enriched themselves at the expense of the nation’s passion in football.
“All the four bosses of BOST, GPHA, Korle-Bu and GEPA were fired on grounds of corruption in one form or another, similar to the canker Anas Aremeyaw Anas is fighting in his explosive documentary. Why the rush to announce their termination of contract at the time Ghana sought to expose the rot in one of the biggest sectors of the country?
“I also find it strange how President Akufo-Addo would fly to Kumasi for sod cutting for Airport Project on a day like this, when a documentary which has rocked the country at its most sensitive spot and further fingered him and his cohorts in the exposé.
“This is a clear indication the ruling NPP is making frantic efforts to create alternative headlines to distract Ghanaians from asking the key questions that ought to be answered after the explosive investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas,” Mr. Ofosu Kwakye said on Metro TV on Thursday.
He alleged that the diversion is evident in the display of news of Akufo Addo’s decision to fire managers of state institutions instead of grave emerging scandals in Tiger Eye PI’s investigative film on all pro-NPP newspapers.
Veteran journalist Malik Kweku Baako who was also a panelist on the show however challenged his claims stating that the allegations were born out of mischief as no one determines which state duties must be put on hold to make way for other news to thrive.
But Mr Kwakye insisted that the President’s silence and blatant neglect of the Number 12 give room for analysis, and in his view, his actions suggest an attempt to divert attention from the mess GFA president, Nyantakyi has plunged the presidency into.