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Anyidoho’s ill-will speeches subjected NDC to pubic ridicule – Petitioner

A former Deputy General Secretary of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been accused of subjecting the party to public riducule.

Samuel Koku Anyidoho’s recent comments about the party according to one of the petitioners leaves much to be desired.

Eric Adjei, Bono Regional Deputy Communication Officer of the NDC brought a case against the CEO of the Atta Mills Institute saying his “ill-will speeches accentuated by malice and calculated to subject the party to public ridicule.”

He also highlighted some public statements by Mr Anyidoho which he deems damaging to the party.

The NDC has suspended Samuel Koku Anyidoho from the party with immediate effect, but it did not state any reason for its decision.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the party in a letter on Monday said at a meeting on January 20, this year, the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) considered two separate petitions from two members.

According to the chief scribe, after FEC deliberated on the petition, it took a decision in accordance with Articles 46(1), 46(6) and 46(8)(b) of the party’s constitution.

Subsequently, it has suspended Mr Koku Anyidoho membership with immediate effect and will refer the petitions to the party’s disciplinary committee for further action.

He explained that two petitioners lodged an official complaint against his former deputy “which is viewed in breach of the party’s disciplinary code for its members as contained in the NDC constitution.”

In one of the petitions, Mr Adjei said, “On January 10, 2021, he [Mr 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.”

He also said, “On January 16, 2021, he tweeted; For the news portals that continue to refer to me as NDC Deputy General Secretary; they should know that I no longer speak for the NDC because Asiedu Nketia decreed that I have no locus to speak on behalf of the party on the day Ofosu Ampofo was invited to the CID HQ.

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