Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, who was arrested on charges of making treasonable comments on radio, has been granted bail.
Mr Anyidoho said in an interview on Happy FM that the president Nana Akufo-Addo would be overthrown in a civil coup.
“Somebody should tell Nana Akufo- Addo, [massa], history has a very interesting way of repeating itself, on the 13th of January 1972, a certain Colonel Ignatius Kuntu Achampong led an insurrection that removed the progress party from power, Busia was the prime minister, Akufo-Addo’s father was the ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has an interesting way of repeating itself,” Mr Anyidoho stated.
He continued that: “There will be a civil coup d’état, there will be a social revolution, we’re starting on Wednesday, the movement is starting on Wednesday.”
His comments received widespread condemnation from Ghanaians including some members of the NDC.
The party through its General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia dissociated itself from the comments, indicating that it was the Deputy General Secretary’s personal opinion.
That notwithstanding, supporters and National Executives of the party massed up at the Police Headquarters in solidarity with the embattled party stalwart.
The party members demanded the release of Mr Anyidoho, but were later to learn that their demand would not be met.
The police, in a statement issued yesterday March 28, 2017 assured it will use due process in dealing with the matter.
By: Yahaya Masahudu, firstname.lastname@example.org