A former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho has said that the current General Secretary of the party Johnson Asiedu Nketia thanked him for not contesting him for the General Secretary position of the party.
Mr Anyidoho explained on the ‘Pae Mu Ka’ show on Onua FM that when he announced that he was going for the Deputy General Secretary after the party opened nominations in 2018 at the branch, constituency, regional and national levels ahead of the 2020 elections, scores of party members called him and said that position was too low for him.
These people, he said, suggested to him to contest for the General Secretary position but he declined.
Learning that Mr Anyidoho had declined to go for the General Secretary position, Mr Asiedu Nketia called him and thanked him for that decision, Koku told host Yaa Titi Ocrah.
“When I decided to contest as Deputy General Secretary of the party a lot of people called me to tell men that was a lower position that I was going in for and so I should rather aspire for the General Secretary position but I declined.
“Asiedu Nketia came to me to thank me for not contesting him because he had heard that I had resisted the pressure to do so. He told me he was not going for the fourth time.”
Meanwhile, Koku Anyidoho who was been suspended from the party has written to Mr Asiedu Nketia, to furnish him with the record of indiscipline for which he has been supposedly expelled.
He is also demanding the supposed expulsion letter to “enable me advise myself on the subsequent action(s), that I need to take.”
The letter is apparently in reply to Mr Asiedu Nketia’s letter of expulsion addressed to Mr Anyidoho on Tuesday, July 27.
In his letter, NDC’s General Secretary said the former Presidential Spokesperson was found guilty of “misconduct” and “anti-party behaviour” by the Disciplinary Committee, a decision upheld by the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the party.
“The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) acting in compliance of Article 48(1) of the NDC Constitution unanimously adopted the report and accepts full responsibility for your expulsion from the party,” the letter said.
“You are, therefore, by the decision of FEC expelled from the National Democratic Congress and for that matter, you are no more recognised as a member the party and cannot carry yourself as such.”
But in his letter dated Monday, August 2, 2021, Mr Anyidoho admits that all communications by his former boss may be referring to him though not receiving any official correspondence on all the allegations.
He insists that he has never infringed upon the constitution of the party.
“I do not have any history of indiscipline per the records of the party.”
He is, therefore, demanding information on these, particularly the ‘expulsion letter’.
“Please treat this letter as very urgent Sir,” he told General Mosquito, as Mr Asiedu Nketia whom he challenged is popularly known.
“I remain a loyal member of the National Democratic Congress.”