I am not gay - Amissah-Arthur
The nominee, who for the time being is still the Governor of the Bank of Ghana told members of Parliament's Appointments Committee Monday, media reports suggesting he is gay, were nothing but fabrication.
Sections of the media questioned the sexuality of Mr Amissah-Arthur shortly after he was nominated as vice president with some alleging he is a homosexual.
After days of such publications, the vice presidential nominee broke his silence for the first on an issue thought to be very controversial and he minced no words, when he appeared before the vetting to rubbish the allegation.
Member of Parliament for Bekwai Joe Osei Owusu brought up the issue during the vetting and asked if the nominee cared to comment.
Amissah-Arthur did and was vehement in his denial.
He told committee members the libelous reports against him were masterminded by an old school mate who fell out with him after he (Amissah-Arthur) refused to give him money.
“It is not true, it is absolutely not true. I have not seen this gentleman for 40 something years. I saw him once just for about two minutes. He came to my house to ask for money and I gave him a little money and I have not seen him again.
“It absolutely cannot be true of the claims that are being made,” he stated.
He said it has been difficult to take a legal action because such reports do not make emphatic reference to him, but only makes innuendos.