Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party and astute legal luminary Nana Obiri Boahen has raised thought-provoking questions about the integrity of controversial football administrator Takyi Arhin, who is addicted to chameleoning with parochial interest.
Takyi Arhin, a known controversial figure, was an ardent critic of the GFA Normalisation Committee and hung a political tag around their necks throughout their period in office.
According to Obiri Boahen on the Peace Power Sports show hosted by Dan Kwaku Yeboah, Takyi Arhin consistently blamed the NPP government for imposing their political interest in matters of the Ghana FA through the constitution of the Normalisation Committee.
Meanwhile the Normalisation Committee was a creature of law, backed by the statutes of FIFA – the world’s football governing body, who outdoored the committee.
Takyi Arhin, who was a leading member of the campaign team of Winfried Osei Kwaku – popularly known as Palmer, has suddenly chameleoned into a Kurt Okraku apparatchik.
“If you remember clearly, during the time of the Normalisation Committee Takyi Arhin was one loud voice who made strenuous efforts to exert pressure on the committee and claimed they were of partisan political interest particularly blaming the NPP,” he told Accra-based Peace FM.
“I want to ask what has changed that Takyi Arhin has all of a sudden crawled into the sleeves of the Kurt Okraku administration. Can we conclude that it is because the current FA administration is serving his political interest?,” he quizzed.
“I want anyone to point to one known NPP face in the current Black Stars Management Committee. There is none. But, in the previous one there was seat of political representation which was occupied by Yaw Boateng Gyan,” he added.
Takyi Arhin is regarded by a section of the Ghanaian football public as one character practising personal parochialism ahead of pursuing the interest of the general good of football in the West African country.
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