- Paul Adom-Otchere is saying Koku Anyidoho's comment is unforgivable and unthinkable
- The respected journalist says Anyidoho must come out and apologize to Ghanaians
Respected Ghanaian Journalist, Paul Adom-Otchere, has fired the Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho for his coup d’etat comment.
According to the host of the popular political talk show host, Good Evening Ghana, it was totally unacceptable for a top politician like Koku Anyidoho to have made such embarrassing comments.
To him, the NDC’s firebrand is seeking to take Ghana back to the dark days with his infamous comment, calling for civil coup to topple the Akufo-Addo administration.
Mr Adom-Otchere, running an editorial of his show on Tuesday, stated that Ghana has achieved a lot of successes in the Fourth Republic, therefore, any attempt by Mr Anyidoho or any individual to illegally set aside the 1992 Constitution must not be tolerated.
"It is not a happy moment for us in Ghana, sadly one of our politicians has badly let us down and the next time he appears in the cameras I’ll be expecting him to come and apologize for this,” Mr Adom-Otchere said.
He also added that it is a sad moment for the country Ghana to have witnessed such a dastardly act from such an experienced NDC politician under the fourth Republic.
“This is a very sad moment indeed where one of our leading politicians has made such a dastardly comments against the establishment of our democracy which people have died and in order to get us this far,” the journalist lamented.
He also insisted that the 1972 coup d’etat was a sad event in the history of Ghana which no politician should make reference to it.
"He should be ashamed of himself, he can talk about the revolution or the demonstrations but he cannot say what happened in 1972 will happen again. What Koku said is serious, unforgivable, and unthinkable, it should be washed down the bin of political discuss. We haven’t heard this before from any politician,” the TV host said.
Mr Adom-Otchere’s comments come on the heels of the arrest of Mr Anyidoho, who has been charged with treason for threatening on live radio that there will be a civil coup d’etat to topple the Akufo-Addo administration.
The full editorial of Paul Adom-Otchere's Good Evening Ghana on Tuesday
Mr Anyidoho warned on Happy FM on Monday, 26 March that somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself.
“On January 13, 1972 a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president…”
“There’ll be a civil revolt. There’ll be a people’s movement. During President John Mahama’s tenure didn’t we receive similar threats from the likes of Let My Vote Count and OccupyGhana,” Anyidoho vowed.
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