Deputy Sports Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide has stated that during his suspension by President Nana Akufo Addo, he knew he was going to be cleared from all the allegation that was levelled against him.
According to Pius, he was astonished to have received a letter of suspension from the presidency. But he knew the President’s determination and commitment to crack down corruption in the country will set him free.
Speaking on Happy FM’s ‘Wamputu Sports’ show Mr. Enam Hadzide said “I knew I will be clear off from all allegations because I didn’t do anything wrong”
“I was not surprised when I got the suspension. I know President Nana Akufo Addo doesn’t tolerate any act of corruption, so he will get to the bottom of the allegation,” He added.
Pius Hadzide was suspended over alleged involvement in a visa scandal during the Commonwealth Games in April this year, where 60 people were deported for attempting to enter Australia – the games venue – with false identities.
In the midst of investigations, Pius Enam Hadzide has been cleared of all wrong doing as no adverse findings were found against him in the report submitted to the President of the Republic.
“I knew from day one that I will be cleared. I never doubted it. I didn’t do anything wrong and I trusted the police to do a great job which they have done,” he told Happy FM’s Odiasempa Oware.
He also debunk claims that he is at logger heads with his boss [Isaac Asiamah] at the sports ministry.
“I heard rumors suggesting that I am not on good terms with my boss, friend and brother Hon Isaac Asiamah. There is nothing like that and I don’t think anything as such will ever happen,” he said.
Mr. Hadzide also disclosed that the Sports Ministry was taking steps to deal with corruption perception in football before the Anas’ #Number12 incriminating video on corruption in football came out.
“We at the ministry were taking steps to cleanse and eradicate corruption in the sports fraternity already before the Anas’ Exposè. I am not really surprised because the perception of corruption in football was something that many have been saying.”
“I am in total support of my boss, Hon Isaac Asiamah decision to bring back sanity to our football,” he added.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah/Ayishatu Zakaria Ali