Samuel Koku Anyidoho
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Atta-Mills Institute, Samuel Koku Anyidoho is beginning to expose how his political party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) behind-the-scenes accepted that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo genuinely won 2020 elections but behaving contrary in the public eyes for sympathy.
The NDC demanded for refund for monies paid for filing for their presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, the immediate past Deputy General of the NDC who the party said had been expelled, alleged.
According to the electoral laws, filing fee for presidential candidates was only a deposit per a benchmark set by EC and would be refunded to candidates who polled 25 per cent of valid votes cast in the presidential election.
Per regulations 8 (1b) of C.I 127, “a candidate for presidential and parliamentary elections shall, at the time of nomination of the candidate, deposit or cause to be deposited an amount of money determined by the EC.”
Regulation 46 (1) of C.I 127 states that, “Subject to Regulation 13, a deposit made by a candidate under this Regulations, shall as soon as practicable after the results of an election is declared, be: a) Returned to the candidate or the personal representative of the candidates, or b) forfeited to the state.”
In a series of social media posts, Koku Anyidoho said on Twitter that, “So, they accepted the EC’s announced results, and went ahead to demand for a refund of their monies? So, they have collected the refund and ‘chopped’ and are deceiving the footsoldiers? I weep for my NDC!”
Koku Anyihodo’s statement indicated that the opposition NDC wrote to the EC for refund and that showed clearly that they have accepted defeat of the 2020 elections but would come public to create the impression that they did not accept the declaration by the EC.
The ex-NDC executive was of the view that his former boss, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is a dangerous man as far as the democracy of Ghana is concerned.
He, therefore, asked Asiedu Nketiah to dare him to expose his letter written to the EC demanding for refund of their monies.
“I want, Asiedu Nketiah, to dare me to expose his letter to the EC, demanding for the refund of monies based on his tacit acceptance of the 2020 General Election,” he continued.
Touching on matters concerning his party, Koku Anyidoho advised the NDC to get rid of its General Secretary for the betterment of the party.
“If the NDC does not get rid of, Johnson Kwadwo Asiedu Nketiah, the NDC, Shall die! Let Asiedu Nketiah account for monies he has received on behalf of the NDC from the EC,” he stated in another tweet.
By Vincent Kubi