Distance yourselves from ‘shameful’ Ofosu Ampofo – NPP to NDC
The New Patriotic Party has called on members if the opposition National Democratic Congress to distance themselves from the utterances of their National Chairman contained in the purported leaked tape.
A leaked tape purported to be the voice of NDC national chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo in a meeting with party communicators said “we’re going to take her [EC boss] to the cleaners.”
“As for the EC chair, we must wage a relentless war on this EC chair. Me, she doesn’t want to see my face,” Ofosu-Ampofo allegedly said at the meeting which took place after the Ayawaso by-election.
As part of strategic communication plans for the NDC going into the 2020 elections, Ofosu-Ampofo also gave his blessings for the communicators to verbally attack the Peace Council chairman Professor Emmanuel Asante.
“For the first time, I will endorse insulting the National Peace Council Chair,” he said to cheers from the NDC Communicators.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo is yet to comment on the tape and whether it is his voice.
Reacting to the development, the NPP in a statement said: “The Chairman is heard endorsing a campaign of lies, insults and threats against the immediate past presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church and now Chairman of the Peace Council, the Head of the Electoral Commission, the President of Ghana and many others.
“The revelations have broken public trust. Trust is at the heart of electoral politics and leadership. The deliberate insincerity and mendaciousness of the current NDC leadership, including the newly elected Candidate who initiated “boot for boot”, calls into question whether they are ‘fit for purpose’.
“The purpose of public call to leadership is a duty demanding utmost integrity and trust. The preamble to the 1992 constitution demands that leadership preserve the stability of our nation”.
The statement added: “Instead, the tapes paint a picture of a bunch of crooks, scheming murderers and liars at the helm of a group who are supposed to offer responsible alternatives towards the progress of this country.
“Indeed, the current NDC leadership have found themselves out. The have exposed themselves to the nation. Ayawaso West Wuogon was built on nothing. And the deliberated orchestrated lies and crafted events have crumbled into nothing.
Indeed, this is the worst case scenario of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. What has happened is bad and ugly. Right thinking members of the NDC ought to move fast and distance themselves from this shameful leadership. Those in the NDC who believe in an ideology must rise and demand resignations of all culpable to restore a sense of moral right to participate in the politics of this country”.