I did not fake tears at World Cup Commission hearing - Ex Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah
Ex Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has dismissed assertions he faked shedding tears at his appearance at the 2014 World Cup Commission in order to seek empathy.
The seasoned politician sobbed at his second appearance before the commission last week when asked about how he felt when the Black Stars players refused to train in protest of the delayed payment of their appearance fees.
Afriyie Ankrah in his attempt to answer the question broke down in uncontrollable tears as he expressed his devastation during the difficult period which left the chair of the commission Justice Senyo Dzamefe to delay proceedings.
There have since been dominating assertions that the ex Sports Minister’s show of intense emotion was only made up to seek empathy.
But Afriyie Ankrah who has since been moved to the Presidency as a Minister of State has dismissed these claims but says he cannot control the varied reactions of the public.
“You were here and you saw what happened,” he said in response to a question posed by member of the commission Moses Foh-Amoaning at the ongoing sitting on Monday.
“I never in my wildest dreams thought …. [I would cry].
“It wasn’t a difficult question but it triggered the emotions.
“At the end of the day, there are 25 million Ghanaians so…”