A leaked tape believed to contain the voice of the Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofusu-Ampofo has revealed how the party plans to cause chaos and make the country ungovernable by starting what has become known as the Arab spring in Ghana.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo addressing party communicators in a meeting at the NDC Headquarters in Accra, is heard allegedly explaining how the NDC intends to create heightened tension in the country by deliberately clashing with the police.
“…A lot can come from social media, what happened in Cairo(Arab Spring) it came from social media sometimes explosively it comes out when the message goes and everybody gets it, you’ll get the numbers and they will be surprised where the numbers are coming from. So I think that for now, we have to heighten tension, we are going to create some deliberate clashes with the police. They are all part of the strategies to heighten tension and create the necessary environment for these things to happen.”
Mr Ampofo is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service over his comments captured on the secret recording, even though he claims the tape is doctored.
In one of the tapes, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo is alleged to have incited verbal attacks against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and the Chairman of the National Peace Council.
“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.
He has been charged by the CID with conspiracy to cause harm, rioting, and assault of a public officer.
The under-fire Chairman has been granted bail to the sum of GHC400,000 with two sureties to be justified.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo who honored a police invitation on March 5, 2019, was released after almost 8hrs of being held.