Founder of the Atta Mills Institute, Mr. Koku Anyidoho has disclosed that most of the insults that are heaped on him are paid for by his own party, the National Democratic Congress at a time the ruling New Patriotic Party is focused on its message.
Koku was speaking at a June 4th anniversary convened by the founder of the NDC and leader of the June 4 uprising, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, who delivered the keynote address to climax activities marking the 39th anniversary of the uprising.
“Me, I’m insulted. People are paid: ‘Go and insult him, call him names.’ On the other side, they have the airtime; they propagate what they want to propagate. We have airtime and it is to cast aspersions at our own, call them names: traitors, whatever,” Koku Anyidoho said.
In what many say is a message to former president John Mahama, Koku Anyidoho urged the NDC leadership to take responsibility for their own actions.
“Well, the flame has been lit. Today, we are celebrating the anniversary. It’s up to the leadership. There’s the desire, there’s the passion but if you don’t lead and lead well, don’t blame anybody for your woes. Every team coach decides the players who will play on the team. If you are not even in the reserve, you dare not wear a jersey and go on the pitch – it’s against the rules.” he said.
“Coaches should choose their teams and be responsible for the results of the games that they encounter,” he stressed.
According to him, the NDC still remembers the impact of June 4, in the country’s history and will pay homage to the day annually with their party’s founder, John Jerry Rawlings.
“Anybody who believes in the NDC cannot turn their back on June 4. Its part of our history, not only in the history of the NDC but the history of this country, Ghana,” he said in an interview on NEAT FM’s morning show dubbed ‘Ghana Montie’.
This year’s June 4th celebration is under the theme, “Re-organising towards the core values”.
Other speakers at the event iclude NDC party chairman, Kofi Portuphy, Dan Abodakpi, Fritz Baffour, Samuel Nuamah Donkor, Ebi Bright and Lawrence Lamptey.