The outgoing governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, has denied that he was pushed out of office by the Nana Akufo-Addo government.
Dr Isshaku announced his resignation on Thursday – a move that shocked many Ghanaians, considering that he has served barely a year of his five-year term.
Speculation quickly grew that he had been forced out in favour of Akufo-Addo’s candidate.
But in an interview with GraphicOnline, Dr Isshaku said he resigned on his own volition.
“They did not force me out. It was a personal decision,” he said.
His last day of work would be Friday, March 31, 2017.
Dr Issahaku was appointed governor in April 2016 by former President John Dramani Mahama.
He replaced Dr Henry Kofi Wampah who took an early retirement four months before the end of his term in August 2016.
Dr Issahaku prior to his appointment as governor was the second deputy governor of the central bank since July 2013.
He holds a Masters in Agric Economics and a Post Graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia.
He worked as a governance expert at the State University of New York, Center for International Studies and also at the African Development Bank and also headed the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF).