Former Deputy General Secretary of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has disclosed that some bigwigs within his party plotted to have him sacked by late President John Evans Atta Mills.
He said one of such plots was to rent some media outlets to twist the infamous ‘heads must roll’ comment to arouse public anger which would compel late President John Evans Atta Mills to fire him as those bigwigs felt he had become too powerful.
Setting the records straight on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, Chief Executive Officer of Atta Mills Institute revealed that he never called for the sacking of the ECG boss in Kumasi when lights went off during an international match involving the Black Stars as was reported by most of the dailies.
He rather claimed to have given a conditional statement during an interview with Joy FM that they will investigate to know the cause of the light-off during the international game in Kumasi and if it is proven to be sabotage, heads will roll.
“So, in the interview, I said that we will investigate to know the cause of the light-off in the international match and if after the investigation it comes out that it was sabotage, then heads will roll; I said that if anybody is found culpable, then heads will roll. I made a conditional statement,” the former Presidential Spokesperson for late Atta Mills narrated.
“Then after that interview, the news went out that Koku Anyidoho has fired the ECG Boss in Kumasi . . . people insulted me in this country for a long time in this country as people were saying that I have become too powerful, arrogant and who gave me the power,” he professed.
He, however, recalled that immediately after his infamous ‘heads must roll’ interview he received a phone call from a certain man divulging the plans of the bigwigs in his party to hang him on that comment the next day.
The hint he received he said was confirmed the next day as almost all the newspapers reported that Koku Anyidoho must be sacked for asking the head of the ECG boss in Kumasi.
“It was an orchestration because people have been recruited and trained on how to plant false story, false judgment, plant fake news and insults, but after 8 years, Samson Ayenini came to say that I never said that I have fired the ECG Boss in Kumasi. This means that it was just an orchestration,” he said.
Ghana 4 – 0 Lesotho (Play Suspended)…Total Darkness At Stadium; ECG Boss Sacked
The second round qualifier of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Ghana and Lesotho was halted for nearly an hour when the floodlights at the Baba Yara Sports stadium in Kumasi failed to function!!!
The Black Stars were leading by four(4) goals to nil when referee Diatta Badara of Senegal stopped the match due to total darkness.
Following the incident, the Kenyan match commissioner Kasuve Titus Mutukku, gave Ghana an hour to restore lights at the stadium, otherwise he will call the game off.
But thankfully, after nearly an hour of hold-up, the match resumed after power was restored.
Government denied news reports indicating that the Ashanti Regional Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Alhaji Abdulai Kurah, had been fired in the wake of difficulties with the flood lights at the Kumasi Sports Stadium on Friday.
The Information Ministry, in a statement issued on Saturday and signed by the sector Minister, Hon Fritz Baffour said the President had given no such directive and it is therefore not true that the ECG boss in the Ashanti region had been fired.
This statement came after the Communications Director at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho, told Anim Addo of PeaceFM Sports in an interview that the Ashanti Regional boss of the ECG has been fired with immediate effect for his role in the blackout that occurred during the World Cup qualifiers between Ghana and Lesotho.
According to him, the neck of all those on duty at ECG and all those who had something do with the matter are on the line.
“President Mills is upset and everybody who has a role to play in the matter will have their heads roll…This is unacceptable and the president is upset,” Koku Anyidoho said.
But the Information Ministry says government has only directed an investigation to establish the cause of the failure of the flood lights in order for the appropriate corrective measures to be instituted against a recurrence in the future.
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