Former General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has finally revealed who ordered him to organise the 2016 press conference where he declared that former President John Dramani Mahama was in a comfortable lead.
According to him, it was former Chief of Staff Julius Debrah who called him and requested the press conference.
He revealed that the former Chief of Staff informed him that Mr Mahama was the one who requested the press conference.
On Rainbow Radio’s Frontline, he told Kwabena Agyapong that party members were upset about the results.
And, in order to prevent party members from becoming agitated and concerned about the results, Mr. Mahama asked me to organise a press conference to calm them down. That is where my famous Mahama’s comfortable lead came from.
He explained that the former president made the request through the former Chief of Staff because they were unable to communicate with General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah who had travelled to his home town to vote.
However, they later held a press conference at which Mr. Mahama admitted defeat. When I was called or told something, he accepted defeat. That action had betrayed me. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah was there, wearing a cap backwards and beaming with delight at the election results.”