After receiving a huge backlash from some section of the public, the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, may not go free yet as some of the criticisms keep pouring in.
The recent of those criticisms have come from his own party as some of the gurus of the party and his colleagues, Member of Parliament for Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini.
His colleagues have given a clear stance on what they think about the comments the vociferous politician made saying they were “irresponsible, needless and unwarranted”.
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They made this comment on Joy News channels news analysis program, ‘Newsfile”. Mr. Ablakwa condemned the statements indicating that Mr. Anyidoho went overboard.
Citing the words of Former Attorney General Nii Ayikoi Otoo, he stated that politicians sometimes go overboard in their expressions particularly when they are enraged by certain occurrences around them, something he will describe as a brief possession by a spirit of sort; ‘Gbeshe’ spirit specifically like the Lawyer will put it.
He said Mr. Anyidoho could be described on that day as having been possessed by a spirit and therefore lost control of himself.
“I must add quite hesitantly that across the divide, there have been politicians who if I’ll borrow the words of respected Lawyer and Former Attorney General, Ayikoi Otoo who talks about some Gbeshe spirit which sometimes falls on politicians and so we engage in excesses. I will describe Koku Anyidoho’s interview that he himself with hindsight, will say that he went overboard” he said.
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Inusah Fuseini who was also a panelist on the show described Anyidoho’s comments as completely pointless and uncalled-for.
“To be honest with you, I also have a view that Koku’s comment was needless, was unwarranted and very unnecessary,” he said.
However, the two members of parliament also criticized the media for sometimes goading politicians on to make some unnecessary utterances. They said the media should act responsibly to avoid some of these happenings.
Koku Anyidoho was picked up last Tuesday by the CID for allegedly making some claims on public radio which have been deemed as treasonable.
He had early on indicated in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM that President Akufo-Addo will be overthrown because of the ratification of the controversial Ghana-US agreement saying it could spark a “social revolution” in Ghana and that history might repeat itself.
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