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I don't want to hear anyone call me a traitor because I'm willing to help Akufo-Addo fight COVID-19 - Anyidoho

By Mutala Yakubu
Koku Anyidoho
Koku Anyidoho

Former Deputy General Secretary for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho says he will not take it lightly should people start calling him a traitor because he is willing to help the Akufo-Addo government fight COVID-19.

This is because as the Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute, he intends to present a proposal to the Akufo-Addo government to help run the country in line with the COVID-19 outbreak solution.

Mr Anyidoho speaking on Okay FM's morning show revealed that the Atta Mills Institute will offer its support to the Akufo-Addo government to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

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He, however, warned against anybody in his party who will consider his support for the Akufo-Addo government as an act betrayal to the National Democratic Congress (NDC); reminding that his gesture has to do with government and not party as there is only one government of the Republic.

“If tomorrow, Atta Mills Institute presents a proposal to the Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Osei-Opare to help run this country; saying that this is what Atta Mills Institute has to offer the country so that we can build a better Ghana, I don’t want to hear from any corner that I am a traitor or betraying the NDC”, he warned.

“...at every point in time, there is only one government of the republic. Today, we have Ex-Presidents and the only sitting President today is His Excellency President Akufo-Addo, supported by H. E Vice President Dr Bawumia. You cannot take it away from them even if you chew a full bag of gari, they are in power”, he clarified.

He also took time to praise former President John Mahama for setting up a committee immediately after the novel coronavirus hit the country to support the government as the committee members are seen distributing PPE across the country.

He added that the COVID-19 has pushed the country into a moment of national crisis and so it beholds on its citizens to offer help for the country; adding that he will not wait for the government to fail in the fight against COVID-19 when he can offer suggestions to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

As of April 15, 2020, Ghana had recorded 461 COVID-19 cases with 83 recoveries and 8 deaths so far.