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31.03.2024 Football News

Former GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi to contest Ejisu by-election

Former GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi to contest Ejisu by-election
31.03.2024 LISTEN

Kwesi Nyantakyi, the former President of the Ghana Football Association, has thrown his hat into the ring for the NPP primary in the Ejisu Constituency of the Ashanti Region, just as the by-election looms closer.

Despite facing a ban from all football-related activities due to his involvement in a bribery scandal captured in the Number 12 documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Nyantakyi is vying for a political position in his hometown.

The NPP primary, slated for April 13, aims to select a candidate for the upcoming by-election, prompted by the demise of former deputy Finance Minister, John Kumah, on March 7, 2024.

With roots in Ejisu through his mother, Nyantakyi is eyeing the seat left vacant by the late Honourable John Kumah, positioning himself as a contender for leadership.

Although the full roster of candidates remains undisclosed, Nyantakyi stands out as a prominent figure within the NPP, garnering support from party members as a potential nominee for the constituency.

Transitioning from the sports arena to the political landscape, Nyantakyi's bid for the Ejisu primary represents a significant stride in his political ambitions, with the prospect of assuming a leadership role if successful in the by-election.

Having presided over the Ghana Football Association from 2005 to 2018, Nyantakyi's venture into local politics marks a new phase in his public career, potentially culminating in leading the Ejisu Constituency in the run-up to the December 2024 general election.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports JournalistPage: SamuelEkowAmoasiAppiah

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