The National Chairman of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has denied any wrongdoing in the ongoing leaked tape controversy.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo on the said tape is allegedly heard telling party communicators that the NDC ahead of the 2020 elections is strategizing to launch attacks on some prominent personalities in the society including the National Peace Council Chair, Reverend Emmanuel Asante, the EC Chairperson Mrs Jean Mensah.
“For the first time, I will endorse insulting the National Peace Council Chair,” to cheers from the NDC Communicators.
He further stated that the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensah’s comments over the Ayawaso by-election incident was unpalatable to them, and hence they will “take her to the cleaners.”
He also told his people to launch similar attacks on President Akufo-Addo who is the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces, urging them to do all in their power to paint him violent in the face of the international community, thereby discrediting his credibility.
Speaking for the first time on the matter since the story broke, to a teeming crowd of NDC supports after the John Mahama victory in Accra, Mr Ampofo rejected calls by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for him to resign his position over the issue.
“The NPP has organized a press conference asking me to resign, I want to assure you that I am a man of peace and my hands are clean. I’ve been in politics and there’s no evidence of me being violent or spoken against anybody, I want to remain focused. The NDC wants to remain focused, we are winning the elections free, fair and clear. The NDC believes in rule of law, we have demonstrated our strength in internal party democracy by what we did last week. I want to assure all Ghanaians that the NDC will not kill women to win power, the NDC will not kidnap people to win power, NDC will not insult to win power. NDC will bring a message of hope to Ghanaians.”