#12: My Resignation Not Admission of Guilt – Nyantakyi
Former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, has said that the public should not misconstrue his apology and resignation from the GFA to be an admission of guilt to accusations leveled against him in the Number 12 documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them. This is by no means an admission of wrong doing for issues on the video”, Mr. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday 8 June 2018 after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association.
Mr Nyantakyi is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for collecting bribe and also using the names of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to solicit bribes in the Anas documentary.
He has however, apologised to the officials he offended by his conduct as he indicated that he “committed series of errors of indiscretion” in “private discussions I had with ‘scammers’ who deceived me into thinking they were genuine persons interested in investing in our country”.
“I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the nation, H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Hon. Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video.”
“I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any government official about discussions on the video. I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video,” Mr Nyantakyi, who has been banned from all football activities by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), stressed.
According to him, he will address the media on the issues raised in the undercover video soon.