Former NDC deputy general secretary Koku Anyidoho asserts that former president John Mahama asked him to go down less than 48 hours after the passing of former president John Evans Atta-Mills, citing his inability to get along with him.
In an interview with Atinka TV on June 1, 2023, Koku Anyidoho described a call he had the day after President Mills’s passing.
He claimed that someone had called to ask for his well-being, but because of his astute nature, he didn’t believe the call.
“Prof died on 24 July 2012, on the 26 of July in the morning around 6 am…so let’s say less than 48 hours I got a call from one of these people, the person asks Koku how are you? then I replied I’m fine but I didn’t trust the call…because God has given me some discerning spirit so when the call came in and I saw it, I knew it wasn’t genuine.”
Koku Anyidoho stated that following the initial caller, a second one contacted to let him know that a decision had been reached during a meeting on July 25, 2012, to remove him from the president as the Director of Communications.
He claimed that the caller had informed him that the just elected president had said he could not cooperate with him “for obvious reasons.”
“So, five minutes after the call another person called, and he was like yesterday we were in a meeting, which is the 25th July and a decision has been taken that I must leave the presidency and that the new president (John Mahama) says that he can’t work with you for obvious reasons, so get ready and pack out of the presidency.
“Go and look for three or four state institutions so that you will be considered either CEO or deputy CEO because as for the presidency you are out, so he was like by the end of the day people will call you and tell you, so, I don’t want you to be shocked that is why I am telling you in advance, I said thank you,” he added.
He continued by saying that he met a major party figure a few days later, who openly advised him to search for another job because the new president had terminated his appointment.
“…a couple of days later I drove to the home of one of the big men, by 7 am I was there, so the moment I sat down, then he was like, Koku you have to go and look for another job, are you going to go back to the bank …so I replied him that the bank that I left for more than ten years now, how I’m I going back to the bank.
“So, he mentioned the name of the president, saying that he has said he cannot work with me so I have to leave and go and look for something else to do,…when I left that man’s house and I didn’t commit suicide, it means that it is not in my DNA to commit suicide, I was shocked because I thought I was so close to Prof so if anybody will deny me, not him and all this happened before the burial of prof.”