Mr. Koku Anyidoho, who is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute, has filed a complaint at the police headquarters following threats on his life.
He tweeted: “I just left the police headquarters where I went to lodge an official complaint with the CID’s cybercrime unit about some goons who think they can hide behind social media to issue threats against my person. They will soon see the real side of the law, I love the new office of the unit.”
Anyidoho, however, did not give details of the threat.
He led the Atta Mills Institute to observe the 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections in about 200 constituencies across the country. He has since said the election was free and fair.
Last week, Anyidoho described a decision by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to challenge the 2020 election results as mere politics.
“In 2012, when then candidate Akufo-Addo decided to go to court for eight months, he did not negate nor invalidate results declared at the time. So, whatever is happening today, we want to believe that it will pass, people will have to do it to sustain their presence and existence because it is politics,” he told Asaase News.
Anyidoho added: “But it will not stop the inauguration on 7 January. It will not stop parliament from being sworn in, so all that is going on, for us at the institute we just think it is politics.”
Supporters of the NDC allegedly attacked officials of the National Peace Council in an attempt to calm tempers at the flagbearer’s office. On Thursday (10 December), some youth believed to be supporters of the NDC went on rampage burning car tyres in protest of the result and repeated the act on Thursday 17 December.
Safeguarding Ghana’s peace
However, the Institute says any excesses by the party will not be tolerated by the security agencies in order to safeguard peace in the country.
“But let it not move into realms of unacceptability, I am sure if it happens the state security apparatus, the president and whoever is in charge shall not sit idly by and allow for any unnecessary disturbance,” Anyidoho noted.
“For now it is only three days after declaration, we can still contain some of the things that is going on, talk without evidence, talk without numbers, just appeal to emotions.”
John Mahama at a news conference accused the president of abuse of incumbency and connivance with the Electoral Commission to produce fictionalized results in the 7 December elections.
Mahama said the party will use every legitimate means available to reverse what he describes as a flawed election.