It is outrageous for anyone to claim that I’ve a problem with Mahama or hate him-Anyidoho

Former deputy general secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has rubbished claims that he has a personal problem against former President John Dramani Mahama.

He said it would be outrageous for anyone to claim that he hates Mr. Mahama and wants him to fail.

The founder of the Atta-Mills Institute disclosed that persons who have accused him of murdering his own daughter and the late Prof. John Evans Atta-Mills have associated Mr. Mahama with these attacks.

He said “the people who have vilified me and accessed me of murder have always told Ghanaians that they do these things in the name of Mr. Mahama. That is why I am worried. He has not disassociated himself from these persons who have constantly attacked me without any provocation”.

He was speaking in an interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.

He indicated as someone who wants to preserve his name and that if his family, he will not allow anyone to accuse him falsely and go free.

Koku Anyidoho has sued Accra Fm’s broadcast journalist Bobie Ansah and one other person, J.M Ba Kwadwo for alleging that he had a hand in the death of late President John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills.

In his statement of claim, the former deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said the first defendant J.M Ba Kwadwo on February 7, 2022, uttered certain statements on his YouTube page casting serious defamatory statements against him.

He also stated that the 1st defendant further accused him of making attempts on the life of former President John Dramani Mahama by sending his pictures to shrines to cause his premature death.

Mr. Anyidoho has also declared that the 1st defendant made a categorical statement that he (Anyidoho) stole a briefcase belonging to the late president which contained large amounts of dollars.

He averred that the 2nd defendant widely circulated and distributed the video clip of the 1st defendant nationwide and it included but was not limited to Pendream Television a private station without adverting his mind to the veracity or otherwise of the statement.

He said the statements by the defendants painted him (Anyidoho) as a dishonest and unreliable person.

He added that the defendants made the comments out of malicious intent and made no efforts to fact-check the claims.

According to him, the statements from the defendants have lowered his reputation in the eyes of well-meaning Ghanaians, brought his hard-won reputation into hatred, ridicule, obloquy, discredit, contempt, vilification, reproach, and caused him great distress and trauma.

He averred that unless the defendants are restrained, they will continue to make defamatory statements against him.

He is therefore demanding Ghc1 million, from the 1st defendant for his video on Youtube, and the same amount from the 2nd defendant for the distribution of the said video.

He is also seeking aggravated damages for the alleged reckless and malicious comments made and distributed by the defendants, compensatory damages done to his reputation, and a perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from uttering and distributing any further defamatory material about him and any other relief the court may deem fit.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/

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