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General News of Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Source: Peace FM

Koku Anyidoho: Kweku Baako’s lies got me into politics

Former Communications Director of the erstwhile Mills government, Koku Anyidoho has for the first time revealed what really motivated him to take up politics as a career.

According to him, he drew his inspiration from the false reports published about his biological father by Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako, with the intent to downsize him.

Disclosing some facts about the erstwhile Kufour government officials and their attempts to discredit the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho narrated his father’s ordeal under the former President’s administration in an interview with Radio Gold on Tuesday.

He disclosed that his father, who was serving with the Armed Forces as Major General, was retired by “President Kufour and his cohorts” and sarcastically gave thanks to Kweku Baako, who at that time, “busied himself publishing falsehood about my father just to destroy him…the extent to which they spent a lot of time destroying people in this country.”

“I just couldn’t take the falsehood, the lies…the deliberate attempts to destroy people’s careers just because of politics and for political expediency…the lies that Kweku Baako was publishing about people,” Koku recounted.

Thus he (Koku) said, he went to Ghana Telecom to do research about the publications.

“…I then realized from my research that the things that he was publishing about my father were not true… And I said wow! If this is the agenda of people like Kweku Baako in this country to just run people down, some of us were going to dig into our trenches and fight back,” he added.

The former Director of Communications at the Presidency during the administration of the late President Mills further stated that as a result, he together with the current Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, and NDC stalwarts formed a Youth Forum to “fight the battle in so many ways. We had to write. We had to fight. It was a battle that had to be fought on all fronts because these people were out to just destroy people.”

This, he said, compelled him to play an active role in politics in a bid to correct the unfair treatment and falsehood that was perpetuated by the Senior Journalist.

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