An angry General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia and a host of other leading members of the party including former Minister have threatened to stage a walkout from the CID Headquarters Monday for “wasting their time.”
Members of the party who have stormed the CID quarters to throw their support behind National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, have waited well over three hours for Mr Ofosu Ampofo to be interrogated over a leaked tape the Police say it’s content is a national security threat.
Mr Asiedu Nketia who is mad that the police have kept Mr Ampofo and his team at the CID Headquarters reception over three hours without any interrogation, served notice their patience is running out and will soon leave the CID Headquarters.
“No, they just invited us and showed this place that to sit at their reception, we’ve been waiting close to three hours now. We’ve not seen the CID Boss, there’s some officer who came and asked us to sit here and that they’ll be with us soon. It is been more than three hours, I am suggesting to the lawyers that since the letter is an Invitation we are not under arrest so they should communicate to them that if they are not ready for us we are going back if they are ready they should call us back. Very soon if we don’t hear from them we’ll take a decision to leave.”
Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo went to the Police headquarters in the company of senior lawyers, some of whom, served in the erstwhile Mahama administration.
It comes after reports that the Police were seeking an arrest warrant to go after the NDC chair following his failure to report himself on two different occasions.
In the leaked audio, Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo told party communicators that “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.
A statement by the Police CID said Mr. Ofosu-Ampofo must report at the CID Headquarters in Accra on Thursday to help with investigations.
However, commenting on the storm that followed the leak, the former Eastern regional minister told NDC supporters in Accra Saturday that he meant no harm.
“…I want to assure you that I am a man of peace, and my hands are clean. I have been in politics for many years, there’s no evidence I have won my victory through violence or spoken against anybody. I want to remain focused, the NDC wants to remain focused. We will win the election freely, fairly and clearly.”