Former President John Dramani Mahama has refuted claims of a report by Multimedia that he benefitted from an $8million donation from a business associate linked with president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi while in office.
Multimedia is alleged to have reported that the embattled GFA president, in his statement to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), noted that a Sheikh supported the NDC’s 2016 campaign with $8 million.
The National Organiser of the NDC, Kofi Adams in a statement dismissed the report.
Mr Mahama, in reaction to the publication, posted on Facebook on Tuesday, 5 June that: “Over the years people fought and in some cases, paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy today. When a supposedly respected media house like Multimedia allows itself to be used for political propaganda, it besmirches our common honour and the sacrifices we’ve made as a people.”
Mr Nyantakyi is currently under investigation following a report made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in connection with video evidence that captured him using the president’s name to peddle influence for personal gain.
Nana Akufo-Addo reported Mr Nyantakyi to the police after he watched excerpts of the yet-to be premiered undercover documentary of investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which he did in collaboration with the BBC to uncover graft in Ghana football.
According to the Multimedia report, Mr Nyantakyi had alleged in his statement to the police that Mr Mahama’s campaign benefitted from donations from an investor friend of the GFA boss’, a report the NDC has described as untrue.