The once powerful Communication Director in the erstwhile Mills administration, Koku Anyidoho, is now being treated as nobody by some members of his own party.
Mr Anyidoho’s crime was his harmless advice he recently gave to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) following a press conference his party held over the politicisation of the country’s heightening insecurity.
But little did Mr Anyidoho know that his comment would incur the wrath of the darling boys of the 2020 flag-bearer of the NDC, Mr John Dramani Mahama.
Dela Edem, a popular communication member of the NDC, and the Greater Accra Regional Organiser of the party, Anthony Nukpenu, did not spare their former deputy chief scribe over his comments, as they took him to the cleaners.
Speaking on Power FM in Accra last Monday which interview was monitored by Today, the two heavily berated Mr Anyidoho for criticising the NDC over its position on the current insecurity in the country.
Koku Anyidoho last week during a radio interview went for the kill, as he took on his party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, for condemning government over the recent spate of kidnappings and violent attacks on some Ghanaians.
One of the kidnappers of the two Canadians, Seidu Mba, was alleged to be a member of pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, sparking a debate as to which political party was contributing to the insecurity of the country.
At a press conference last week, the vociferous NDC national communications officer said, the party could not be blamed for the fear some Ghanaians were living in as a result of the incidents of kidnappings recorded in some parts of the country as the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government had made it look like through the trial of NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who has been accused of masterminding such acts.
But Koku Anyidoho considered the stance taken by the NDC on the matter as “infantile,” saying “those who politicise crimes ought to be cast out like demons.”
“Anybody who holds press conference and politicise crime is not a politician but a politicaster…True politicians apply wisdom…” he said.
He added: “Those behind the press conference (referring to NDC presser) had not the country at heart unlike himself.”
But responding to Koku’s comments, the NDC national communicator doubted whether Mr Anyidoho was still a leading member of the party.
He disclosed that, their boss [Sammy Gyamfi] was not happy, and had asked them (the communicators) to go after Koku Anyidoho.
“I want to advise Koku Anyidoho, if he does not stop attacking us, some of us will enter his stomach and appear in his mouth,” he warned.
For his part, Anthony Nukpenu was of the opinion that Mr Anyidoho had stabbed the party in the back with those comments because of his selfish interest.
“Because you are being taken care of by some people in the NPP, you are attacking your own party…Some of us supported you when the CID harassed you and kept you in cells for days. Some party persons were shot, others were beaten and you think it is good to destroy your party in that way!” he fumed.
The NDC organiser also alleged that, the NPP was manipulating Koku Anyidoho to rise up against his own party so they could make the party unattractive.
He, however, vowed to oppose such comments as the party works hard to regain power in 2020.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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