I was forced out of office – former deputy BoG Governor

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Lawyers for the former Second deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Johnson P. Asiamah have revealed what he says is a grand ploy to force him out of office.

In a statement to confirm his resignation from the Central Bank after two decades of service, the lawyers say the ploy was evident in the rush to publish his resignation in the media at the time when he was still in office.

The statement signed by Victor Kwadzoga Adawudu of Lord & Lords and copied to Gold News said the decision of Dr. Asiamah to “disengage” from the Bank was taken after reflections and consultation with family members and well wishers and his decision has been communicated to the Bank.

The resignation of the second deputy Governor of the Central Bank ends weeks of speculation and publications regarding his future with the Bank.

Dr. Asiamah’s lawyers led by Victor Kwadzoga Adawudu were earlier forced to dismiss publications claiming the deputy Governor had resigned.

In the latest statement, the lawyers say the earlier publications were part of a ploy to force him out.

Victor Kwadzoga Adawudu in the statement expressed his disdain for a fresh newspaper publication he said was aimed at tarnishing the unblemished record of the resigned deputy Governor.

“Our client is proud to have served the Bank of Ghana for over two decades with unblemished record by working through the ranks to the position of 2nd deputy Governor of the Central Bank. The records are there for posterity to judge,” the statement indicated.

He stated that the publication was part of a smear campaign aimed at forcing him out and indicated Dr. Asiamah’s readiness to account for his two decade service to the nation.

“We wish to state that these are part of plans to get him out of office and any publications of such newspapers should be treated with the contempt that it deserves,” the statement said.

Dr. Asiamah’s lawyers however caution that he will jealously protect his reputation and image against the alleged smear campaigns.

By: Sena Nombo/Radiogold905.com

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