Ghana: main opposition party official faces treason charges

The Deputy Secretary General of Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been arrested following a comment he made last week on a local radio in capital city Accra.

Koku Anyidoho, has been charged with treason, and thus refused bail, following his summoning to the Criminal Investigations Department [CID] of the West African nation.

The NDC official in an interview on Accra-based Happy FM last week indicated that President Akufo-Addo will be overthrown by a civil coup d’état due to the ratification of a controversial defense cooperation agreement with the US.

Koku Anyidoho justified his stance in another interview with Accra-based Morning Starr radio earlier this week, stating that he stands by his comments and that there is nothing wrong with a civil coup.

He was picked up on Tuesday by police during a press conference by a group of opposition political parties who are kicking against the Ghana-US Defense Cooperation agreement ratified by Parliament last Friday.

The pact, which allows the US military to camp some of its military forces in the country, was approved without the minority in Parliament who were vehemently opposed to it. The deal will also grant the US access to some of Ghana’s national security installations.

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