May 30, 2024

It is almost two years now since Ghana’s largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) expelled its former Deputy General Secretary, Samuel Koku Anyidoho from the party over what they described as misconduct and anti-party behaviour.

From the look of things, Koku Anyido wants to renew his love for the party after the NDC won the Assin North by-election.

The former Deputy Secretary of the NDC in recent times, he is known to make statements to subject the party to public ridicule but now the story seems different.

James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday, 28th June, 2023, won the Assin North by-election with 17,245 votes representing 57.56 percent of the valid votes cast with the New Patriotic Party candidate, Charles Opoku coming second with 12,630 votes representing 42.15 percent.

The Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) candidate Sefenu Bernice Enyonam got 87 votes representing 0.29 percent.

In a congratulation message, Koku Anyidoho said my NDC has won the Assin North seat.

According to him, the NPP won the Kumawu by-election and “we (NDC) have won Assin North by-election”.

“Congratulations to my NDC for winning the Assin North Seat. The NPP won Kumawu, we have won Assin North: Status-quo ante” Koku Anyidoho tweeted.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on 27th July 2021, expelled the party’s former Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho.

In a letter addressed to Mr Anyidoho, the party stated that the decision comes after the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) considered the report and recommendations of the National Disciplinary Committee on the case of misconduct and anti-party behaviour brought against him.

“The Committee’s report found you guilty of the said allegations of misconduct and anti-party behaviour and recommended your outright expulsion from the Party.”

“You are, therefore, by the decision of FEC expelled from the National Democratic Congress and for that matter, you are no more recognized as a member of the Party and cannot carry yourself as such,” parts of the statement, signed by the General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia, reads.

Mr Anyidoho was tasked to return any party property that may be in his custody and also forfeit any money, dues or subscription fees that he has made to the party.

In February 2021, Samuel Koku Anyidoho was suspended from the party with immediate effect.