Former 2nd deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Johnson Asiama has narrated how he was called by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta and asked to resign so that the president could appoint his own person to fill the position.
According to him, his departure from the Central Bank had nothing to do with the current Menzgold saga as is being speculated by the 3rd national vice chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Omari Wadie.
Mr. Omari Wadie speaking on the Menzgold saga on Accra based Joy Fm cited the former Bank of Ghana top official of having contributed to the current crisis.
But reacting to Mr. Wadie’s accusations, Dr. Asiama said ‘’I was called and asked to resign from office by the Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta, and the reason he gave me that day was that the President wanted to appoint his own person in my place. It never had anything to do with Menzgold whatsoever’’.
In a statement he issued yesterday Wednesday January 16, 2019, Dr. Asiama described Mr. Wadie’s accusations as reckless and without basis, adding that he doesn’t want to be dragged into any politics as afar as the Menzgold saga is concerned.
‘’I wish to sound a strong warning to Mr Omarie Waadie not to involve me in the kind of dirty politics and uncouth behaviour he is engaging in. He is rather doing a big damage to his party and I hope that leadership of the NPP would call him to order. I have absolutely no political ambition at this time, contrary to the unfortunate statements he has made about me’’ he said.