Details are emerging over what appears to be the persistant failure of the embattled National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to speak to the content of the leaked tape recording attributed to him.
THE PUBLISHERS sources insist that Ofosu Ampofo making his second appearance at the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday simply failed to speak.
It said that although the man at the center of the controversy honoured his invitation to the police CID, he failed to tell the police anything to aid further investigation into the matter adding that “he (Ofosu Ampofo) declined comments.”
The Pentecost Church Elder’s posturing does not come as a surprise particularly when he claims the voice as circulating has been doctored.
He has however failed to show which part of the tape has been doctored or flatly deny the voice as his.
Ofosu Ampofo recently dominated the media following a leaked audio in which he is said to be conspiring with party members to harm political opponents.
On the recording, a voice believed to be him is heard urging people to take the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa 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,” Mr Ofosu Ampofo is alleged to have said.
The voice also endorsed verbal attacks on the National Peace Council Chairman, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante.
The audio tape also suggests that abductions and kidnappings could be used to silence political opponents.
The CID subsequently asked Mr Ofosu Ampofo who has come under fire over the comments he allegedly made in the secret recording to report at the headquarters
Following that, the CID announced last Wednesday that it had initiated investigations into the matter and has consequently sent an invitation to Mr Ampofo.
On Saturday, Mr Ofosu Ampofo had the best backing from the NDC ever when John Mahama, the party’s 2020 presidential candidate urged the party to dismiss the tape with all the contempt that it deserves.
He told supporters after a walk in Accra that the leaked tape is “distraction” thrown in by an opponent “good at propaganda”.
Mr. Mahama stated that “absolutely nothing” can stop the party from winning back power in 2020, urged supporters to remain focused.
“Our message must be to the Ghanaian people. Let us tell the Ghanaian people what we can do for them and cease the endless argument with the NPP”.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson