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Charles Osei Asibey refuses to serve on Bawumia campaign manifesto team

Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Africa Armwrestling Federation, has declined an invitation from Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to serve on his 2024 Campaign Manifesto Sub-committee on Youth and Sports.

Dr. Bawumia had named Asibey as part of his manifesto committee for the 2024 election campaign, along with Asamoah Gyan.

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However, Asibey, who also serves as the Vice President of the World Armwrestling Federation, has opted to decline the invitation. He stated that his decision is to maintain neutrality in political matters and avoid affiliations with any party.

Mr Asibey explained his decision in a statement released on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

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“Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Africa Armwrestling Federation and Vice President of the World Armwrestling Federation, has respectfully declined an appointment to serve on H.E Dr. Bawumia’s 2024 Campaign Manifesto Sub-Committee on Youth and Sports,” the statement said.

“Mr Osei Asibey, known for his dedication to sports development and advocacy, has decided not to join the campaign sub-committee to maintain his apolitical stance. He believes it’s important to stay neutral and impartial in his current roles within the sporting community.

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“In a statement today, Mr Osei Asibey stressed the importance of keeping politics separate from sports, given his leadership positions in Armwrestling at both local, continental and global levels. As President of the Africa Armwrestling Federation and Vice President of the World Armwrestling Federation, he’s responsible for promoting fairness and integrity in the sport.”

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