Football administrator, Mr. Abbey Pobih, has said he warned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, against the appointment of Isaac Asiamah but he failed to heed to his advice.
He told Kwame Tutu in an interview that, the president will soon vindicate him for warning him against Isaac Asiamah and some two others including O.B Amoah and Mr. Odotei.
The scandals at the Sports Ministry and the recent Australia visa fraud he noted is because of greed for money by those who are appointed to man the place.
He wondered why the state has changed 16 ministers at the Sports Ministry over the years.
‘’I advised Nana Addo to exercise patience in appointing a sports minister. I also asked him to appoint a sports adviser because the ministry is a slippery place. I gave him three names and warned him not to appoint them. These persons were Isaac Asiamah, O.B Amoah and Odotei Sowah. This was published in the Ghanaian Times newspaper. I am sure Nana Addo will vindicate me very soon,’’ he stated.
Mr. Pobih, said the ‘’so-called NDC and NPP are those collapsing sports in Ghana. We have a number of scandals but we have not seen any action taken. If you were in opposition for 8 years and we witnessed scandals and just after a year and half in office we have another scandal, what was the change you promised Ghanaians?
He made reference to the Brazilian report and said, ‘’because of Afriyie Ankrah, former President Mahama failed to implement the report and rather gave him a position at the presidency.’’
When asked his expectation in the ongoing Australian visa fraud saga he asked, ‘’is an independent body going to probe the matter or the ruling NPP will investigate its own people? The politicians come into office for their own selfish interest and do not provide the change Ghanaians want. We have seen a number of scandals in the country and yet we have not seen anyone punished. That is why we are still witnessing the scandals. The probe will not yield any positive results. It is the same old story,’’ he posited.
‘’Our politicians are rooks. They do not interest of developing sports in the country. They are rather collapsing sports in Ghana,’’ he added. He emphatically stated that, the president does not have what it takes to probe the matter and his response to the question on the Brazilian White Paper Report exposes his lack interest in dealing corruption at the Sports Ministry.