Government has condemned what it describes as treasonable comments made by the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Mr Koku Anyidoho.
Mr Anyidoho in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM on Monday predicted a civilian coup d’etat beginning Wednesday to unseat President Akufo-Addo.
His comment followed Parliament’s ratification of the Ghana-US military defence cooperation.
“Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself,” the NDC firebrand said.
“On the January 13, 1972 a certain Col. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong led a movement that removed the Progress Party from power. Busia was the Prime Minister and Akufo-Addo’s father was a ceremonial president. Somebody should tell Nana Akufo-Addo that history has a very interesting way of repeating itself.
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“There’ll be a civil revolt. There’ll be a people’s movement. During President John Mahama’s tenure didn’t we receive similar threats from the likes of Let My Vote Count and OccupyGhana,” the former presidential spokesperson opined.
He added: “There’ll be a civilian coup d’etat; there’ll be a social revolution and the movement is starting on Wednesday. He [Akufo-Addo] will be fed up at the Presidency.”
Government condemns comments
But in an interview on Citi FM on Tuesday, the Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul Hameed, described the comments as treasonable and called on the security agencies to invite and interrogate Mr Anyidoho.
“As it stands everywhere in the world, when people make treasonable comments, when people allude to the fact that they intend to overthrow the government, it is important for the security agencies to have a chat with him to find out how he intends to do that and if indeed there’s a plot that is already at an advance stage.”
NDC dissociates from comments
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah says Mr Anyidoho’s comment does not reflect the position of the party.