Former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and now Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute, Mr Koku Anyidoho has said that, his life has been threatened by someone called Nuhu McCarthy after tell of that the 2020 general election was free, fair and transparent as part of the local observers of the just-ended elections.
On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Atta Mills Institute, Samuel Koku Anyidoho made an official complaint to the Cyber Crime Unit of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as regards some group of hoodlums issuing threats against his person on social media platforms.
Mr Koku Anyidoho warned the person who threatened him that the able laws of the country will deal with him for deciding to go after members of the Atta Mills Institute.
“What is the crime of the Atta Mills Institute that we went and observed an election and stated that the voting process was free and fair? It is not only me who is saying it but CODEO and IDEG also said the same thing. ECOWAS Observers also said the same thing in an interview with VOA.”
“What is it that Koku Anyidoho has done wrong? Then a small boy will go and sit on the internet, run me down and want to run my family down and now he is threatening me…well, the laws of Ghana will close in on you, Nuhu McCarthy and your paymasters…then you will know that the laws of Ghana work”, he warned.“What have I done to them? Whose money have I stolen? What are they saying I have done to them that I cannot live like a Ghanaian? They have the right to live; they have the right to self-preservation, right to self-existence but Koku Anyidoho does not have the right to self-preservation. He doesn’t have the right to live, work and earn a decent living and so if he gets on the air and doesn’t speak politics every day to run people down, then he is a traitor; let’s go after him, let’s kill him”, he lamented.
He said this in reference to the number of rejected ballots that were recorded in the elections and said some constituencies recorded over 1000 rejected ballots. “There is a lot of work to be done in terms of educating the voter,” he added.
“But as it is now, the EC has done a fantastic job, Jean Mensa (EC Chairperson) and team have done a fantastic job, the media, I think that on the average you have done a very good job. There was not too much sensationalism” on the part of the media, he said.
“There was no time for needless propaganda, even at the time that your (media) machines were telling you,” on the projections, “you were just telling the public what you have gathered, you were not making any declarations. And so I think that, Ghana’s democracy is going to grow for the better, this 8th Parliament.”