Founder of the Atta Mills Institute, and former Deputy General Secretary of the opposition NDC, Samuel Koku Anyidoho has reacted to rumours that he was the cause of friction between late President Atta Mills and then vice President John Mahama.
According to Mr Anyidoho, the belief that he once prevented the then vice President from accessing the office of the late President is delusional.
According to the former Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, he could not have stopped the Vice President from seeing President Atta Mills because there was a dedicated corridor between the Vice President and the President at the Castle which allows only the Vice to use.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, Koku Anyidoho said that he never walked on that dedicated corridor before he left the Castle, making it impossible to stop the Vice President from seeing the late President Atta Mills.
“My office is downstairs and if I will go and see the President, I would have to climb the stairs and go through protocol before I see the President; I can’t just get up to see the President in his office. The level of discipline at the Presidency, it is not easy”.
“So, who am I that the Vice President is going to see the President and I will prevent him from going. I only go to President Mills’ bedroom after work if I happen to be in his residency, I can go to his bedroom to have chit chat with him like father and son; that is true but in the office, there were structures. In the office, I was only a Presidential Aide; you have the Chief of Staff, Secretary to the President, Director of State Protocols, of course you have the Vice President, Presidential Advisors, and me, I was only a messenger,” he explained.