Koku Anyidoho’s Head Rolls – The Chronicle Online
The swashbuckling and loquacious former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic (NDC), Samuel Koku Anyidoho, who contested the General Secretary position but lost to Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has been suspended from the party.
The announcement of his suspension, without a timeline, was contained in a statement under the signature of Johnson Asiedu, aka General Mosquito.
Mr Anyidoho, a former presidential spokesman who once declared on radio that “heads are rolling” following the infamous dum-so that occurred at the Kumasi Sports Stadium whilst Black Stars were playing a match, has been suspended based on protest letters filed against him by two party members. The petitioners are Mr. Mobarak Abdul Karim (Oti Regional Communication Officer) and Eric Adjei (Bono Regional Deputy Communication Officer.
“Take note, and notice is hereby given, that your membership of the NDC is suspended pending the hearing and final determination of the petitions against your conduct,” part of Mosquito’s letter reads.
The letter also informed him that separate letters had been referred to the Disciplinary Committee as well as copies of the petitions. “It is our hope that you will co-operate with the Disciplinary Committee for an expeditious determination of this case,” the five-paragraphed letter added.
Mr Asiedu Nketiah also informed his former Second-in-Command that the Functional Executive Committee (FEC), at its meeting last month, considered two separate petitions from two registered members of the party.
He said that each of the petitioners lodged an official complaint against Mr Koku Anyidoho’s conduct, which was “viewed to be in breach of the party’s disciplinary code for its members, as contained in the NDC Constitution.”
The Chief Executive Officer of the Atta-Mills Institute, Koku Anyidoho, has, for some time now, been complaining about what he describes as orchestrated attempts to run him down.
On several occasions, especially after contesting but losing to General Mosquito, Koku’s public utterances have sometimes been at variance with that of his party.
Even in a tweet on February 3, 2021, ‘The Bull’ gave an assurance that the NDC would be rebuilt on solid grounds. The tweet said: “As the case is with human existence, times change & leadership rotates. Leadership in the NDC shall surely rotate & we shall re-build the NDC on solid legs of dignity, probity, & accountability. Walahi, the sweat & toil of JJ & Atta-Mills shall not be in vain. Aluta continua.”
Koku’s suspension comes barely a week after this post, which got the attention of the general public.
It would be recalled that The Chronicle, in its Friday, January 22, 2021 issue, reported that the Bono Regional Deputy Communications Officer of the NDC, Mr. Eric Adjei, had called on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the umbrella party to expel Samuel Koku Anyidoho.
The report stated that the petitioner, explaining his position in a missive to the Chairman of the NEC, said the proposed expulsion was on the grounds of gross misconduct, contrary to the express provisions of the constitution of the NDC, and for actions and inactions that are inimical to the progress of the party.
According to Mr. Adjei, his petition was grounded on many instances of ill-will speeches, accentuated by malice and calculated to subject the party to public ridicule.
According to the petitioner, as the report captured, Mr. Koku Anyidoho had consistently, on his official Twitter handle, made pronouncements which damage the reputation of the party, and mentioned various instances to buttress his (petitioner’s) point.