- The party says Koku Anyidoho violated certain provisions of its constitution, hence, his suspension
- His actions, the party said, subjected it to public mockery
- Koku Anyidoho is now the founder of the Atta Mills Institute
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Samuel Koku Anyidoho says he is still a committed member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to him, no one in the largest opposition party served him a suspension letter contrary to media reports.
“I am still a member of the great NDC. No one has suspended me,” he reportedly said on an Akatsi-based Radio Station, Shine 96.9FM, in the Volta Region.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the former general secretary had been suspended from the NDC.
He was said to have breached the party's disciplinary code as contained in its constitution.
The decision to suspend Anyidoho was per Articles 46(1), 46(6), and 46(8)(b) of the party’s constitution.
He was accused of subjecting the party to public ridicule.
The Bono Regional Deputy Communication Officer of the NDC, Eric Adjei, who happens to be one of the petitioners said Anyidoho's spiteful speeches against the party subjected the party to public ridicule.”
He also mentioned that some public statements Anyidoho made on social media were damaging to the party.
In one of the petitions, Adjei said, “On January 10, 2021, Anyidoho tweeted; To the extent that President Akufo-Addo is a product of the Nkrumah Ideological Institute; I shall support him to succeed. Ghana First.”
Koku Anyidoho, in an earlier report by YEN.com.gh, said President Nana Akufo-Addo has “a legitimate mandate” from the majority of Ghanaians in the December 2020 presidential elections.
The founder of the Atta Mills Institute expressed hope that the president will do all he can to build a better Ghana and “leave lasting legacies.”
Anyidoho who earlier questioned the strength of Mahama's case in the ongoing election petition trial further tweeted: “For goodness sake: With no concrete evidence to back any case, Let's stop tickling ourselves and farting in public because the fart stinks badly!!! Fuuun fuuuuun!!”
In other news, investment bank, Databank has withdrawn from the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal as transaction advisors.
This comes at a time when the finance minister-designate, Ken Ofori-Atta appears before the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, conducted a corruption and anti-corruption risk assessment report on the deal in 2020.
There was, according to the report, reasonable suspicion of “bid-rigging and corruption” as well as the likelihood for “illicit financial flows and money laundering” in selecting the deal’s transaction advisor(s)."
Amidu resigned as the country’s special prosecutor following the report, citing threats on his life and a series of traumatic experiences.
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