Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) members, Stephen Atubiga and Koku Anyidoho, have taken to social media to make critical comments about former First Lady, Lordina Mahama.
Koku Anyidoho, the founder of the Atta Mills Institute, has repeatedly alleged on various platforms that the former First Lady uses skin-bleaching products. Koku Anyidoho was once a Deputy General Secretary of the NDC and had reportedly benefited from the generosity of Lordina Mahama and her husband. However, since 2018, he has been critical of the former first couple.
Stephen Atubiga, another suspended member of the NDC, has joined Koku Anyidoho in making allegations against Lordina Mahama. Atubiga alleged that she interfered in government affairs, contributing to the NDC’s losses in the 2016 and 2020 elections.
Atubiga’s full unedited article raises concerns about the influence of a presidential candidate’s spouse on political decisions and appointments. He suggests that former President John Mahama should ensure that his wife stays out of political decisions and focuses on her role as First Lady if he is elected again.
Atubiga also mentions that he has had private discussions with John Mahama about the alleged interference of his wife, and that Mahama promised to address the issue.
It’s worth noting that these statements have generated controversy and debate within Ghana’s political landscape. Insults and personal attacks on public figures, especially political leaders and their families, can be highly polarizing and can detract from substantive discussions about policies and governance.