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I have no personal issues against Asiedu Nketiah, Mahama – Koku Anyidoho

A former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has denied claims that there is a rift between him and his former boss, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, popularly known as General Mosquito.

Speaking on JoyNews, Mr Anyidoho disclosed that in spite of his issues with the party, he was called by Mr Nketiah to join a committee that would facilitate the nomination of a flagbearer for the 2020 general elections.

“When we entered 2019, Asiedu Nketiah called me that ‘Koku, we’re going to form a committee to work around nominating our flagbearer. Can you come and serve on the committee?’ I said fine. So I went and served on the committee.

“The records are there. So the committee that elected President Mahama to run again, I was a member of that committee. If I was bitter that committee would have had records,” he said.

According to Koku, his former boss admitted that the party had realised his “neutrality” in the party was “needed so that the other candidates can warm up to the committee.”

Mr Anyidoho was formally expelled from the NDC in a letter dated July 27, 2021, after investigations were conducted to ascertain the veracity of allegations levelled against him by two members of the party.

The allegations included misconduct and anti-party behaviour.

Despite the expulsion, Mr Anyidoho continues to proclaim his love for the party and has said that he will not leave. He also disputes he has been properly been expelled from the party.

However, he also disclosed that he “won’t go near the headquarters for Asiedu Nketiah to have joy in thinking that he’s embarrassing me.”

Koku further noted that the NDC might lose the 2024 general elections should Mr Asiedu Nketiah become the party’s national chairman.

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is seeking to unseat the incumbent national chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo in the ongoing delegates’ congress. He has served as General Secretary for 17 years.

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