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Anas Aremeyaw Anas is trending on Twitter – Here is why

Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been under the radar for several months with his whereabouts in obscurity.

But his name has suddenly popped up in the local digital space, especially on Twitter, due to recent comments made by the Speaker of Parliament on the current state of Ghana football.

Speaking after swearing in newly elected executives of the Parliamentary Press Corps, Mr. Bagbin blamed the woes of Ghana football on the dismissal of former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was implicated in the Number 12 exposé – a corruption investigative film by Anas and his Tiger Eye PI company.

“When we were able to bring down Kwesi Nyantakyi, we also brought down Ghana football,” he said.

The Speaker disclosed that during a meeting with Executives of the Federation of FIFA, they questioned why Mr Nyantakyi was brought down.

“When I met the Executives of FIFA and said I was the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, they said what happened? Why did you people do that?

“The value that he (Nyantakyi) carried at their meetings – he was highly respected, he was very influential and Ghana football was up there. We thought we were handling Nyantakyi, but we didn’t know we were handling the whole of Ghana.”

Twitter users who have heard the statements made by the Speaker wonder if Mr. Alban Bagbin is suggesting that Mr. Nyantakyi should not have been sanctioned.

For such users, they said Anas did the right thing when he premiered his documentary that highlighted the level of corruption in football and among football administrators in Ghana on 6 June, 2018.

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