Deputy Sports Minister Pius Hadzide says he knew he was going to be exonerated during the time of his suspension from the Ministry.
Mr Hadzide was suspended by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo after he was alleged to have had a hand in the visa racketeering scandal that rocked the nation’s participation in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Addressing the national delegates’ conference of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Koforidua on Saturday, President Akufo-Addo cleared Mr Hadzide and spoke of the unswerving determination of the government to continue to strengthen the anti-corruption architecture.
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.
“I knew I will be clear off from all allegations because I didn’t do anything wrong, Mr Hadzide told Happy FM.
“I was 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.