NDC chairman Ofosu-Ampofo invited by police over leaked tape

NDC chairman Ofosu-Ampofo invited by police over leaked tape

- The Police CID has invited NDC chairman Ofosu-Ampofo over the leaked tape saga

- Ofosu-Ampofo is expected to visit the CID offices on Thursday, February 28, 2019

The national chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been invited by the police over the purported leaked audio of him planning violence before the Ayawaso West Wuogon elections.

A statement released by the police indicated that they intercepted the said audio tape and thus have invited the NDC chairman to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over the matter.

The statement sighted by YEN.com.gh added that Ofosu Ampofo should visit the CID offices by 10:00 am on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

It will be recalled that some violence rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-election which took place on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

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While the NDC blamed the ruling NPP for the violence and even boycotted the election which was won by Lydia Seyram, an audio recording has surfaced suggesting that the violence might have been planned by the NDC themselves.

In the leaked tape, a voice purported to be that of Ofosu-Ampofo is heard briefing some people at an undisclosed location about the reason behind his decision to announce the party’s withdrawal from the bye-election.

“I mean you have Chief Azorka in my meeting saying, Chief thank you, I said why, he said if you had not taken this decision I don’t know how my men would have gone back to Tamale.

"The issue is that they had brought down the Kandahar Boys and the Kandahar boys know our boys from Tamale.

"You know it was a targeted attack, and so once they spot you they invite them, and then around that time my people were so defenceless and they had packed themselves in pickups, so cordoning off and hounding them was very very easy and they had not anticipated all these things coming, so it hasn’t been easy but for me how we take the battle from here is most critical.

“It is a question of mind game that they’ve come to play, I was here because I thought I should come and lift your spirits up and let you know that it was not a cowardice decision at all. It was a strategic decision which will benefit us,” Ofosu-Ampofo reportedly said.

This suggests that there were some NDC vigilantes at Ayawaso which contradicts everything that the party has said since the matter broke out.

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