The government’s communication team is divided over Koku Anyidoho’s gaffe which occurred last Friday where he purported President Mills has fired the Ashanti regional ECG boss over the black out at the Baba Yara Sports stadium during the Ghana-Lesotho World Cup qualifier.
A member of Communication team, Samuel George, in an interview with Radio Gold, said the “ill-thought and not-thought through” statement by the Communications Director at the Presidency has brought a “litany of disgrace” not only to the castle but to President Mills.
The communication team member accused Koku Anyidoho of making “cowardice oriented statements” against him but which subsequently tended to cast the president in a bad light.
According to Samuel George, as the December elections approach, “they will make sure oafs like Koku Anyidoho do not affect the candidature of His Excellency”.
He further accused Koku Anyidoho of sending threatening text messages to government functionaries who are not in his good books.
He called on President Mills and the entire government’s communications team to re-assess the role of Koku Anyidoho who he says is more of a liability than an asset in the government’s communication machinery.
Meanwhile, another member of the government’s team, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed who is also the deputy Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme says Koku Anyidoho’s statement is not extraordinary to warrant his sack.
According to him, Koku Anyidoho’s gaffe should have been put to bed with his apology adding that the blunder must not create an impression that the Communication’s Director at the Presidency is not credible.
He questioned the judgement of Joy FM in reporting the issue as one of its news items.