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I Nearly Fought Jake In 2008 – Remorseful Koku Recalls Memorable Day 

Koku Anyidoho

Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said he almost beat up the late former National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey at the studios of Accra-based JOY FM in 2008.

Jake is no more but Koku has somehow regretted his actions after describing late NPP campaign strategist as a ‘hero’ in Ghana’s politics for his role played.

Recalling his most unforgettable encounter with the late Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey who died in the early hours of Sunday in London – Koku Anyidoho noted that he wished that incident never happened – “But in politics such things occur.”

“After the first round in the 2008 elections, Jake [Late] went to the studios of Joy FM to do his own thing there with Matilda Asante [Host]. Meanwhile this same Jake in 2004 declared NPP winners of that elections.

“On that day [in 2008] I was at the party’s [NDC] office listening to Jake on Joy FM. Then Kwamena Ahwoi called me and said ‘Am I not listening to Jake, am I not the Head of Communications for the campaign [2008]? What am I doing? I should move to Joy FM to counter Jake’. So I went to Joy FM uninvited.

“It was serious in the studios that fateful day. It wasn’t easy. The host was shocked so she went off air completely. I nearly fought him. But anyway at the end of the elections NDC won. That was my real one-on-one encounter with Jake,” he narrated in an interview on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.

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