A private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri, has downplayed the weight of the contents of a leaked audiotape containing a voice that resembles that of the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, which is heard inciting the party’s communicators against some key personalities.
They include the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa as well as the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante.
The voice was heard saying: “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,” the Ofosu Ampofo-like voice said.
The voice is also heard giving his blessing to the party communicators to insult Most Rev Prof Asante saying, “For the first time, I’ll endorse insulting the National Peace Council Chair,” he added.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service has invited Mr Ofosu Ampofo to assist with investigations in connection with the tape.
Speaking on the saga, Mr Ndebugri said that “this is propaganda people doing their politics and I don’t see really what the brouhaha is all about, if he says they are going to wage a relentless war against the Electoral Commission, after all, a war was waged against Mrs Charlotte Osei [a former chairperson of the EC] leading to her removal, she didn’t die, that was a war against her.
“When the ruling party was in opposition, they waged a war against Charlotte Osei and eventually got her removed, so, the CID is inviting him [Ofosu Ampofo] to go and say what?
“How does what he said undermine national security? And is that how the CID operates? They chance upon a tape on social media and based on that invite the author? We must stop these things and some people are too anxious to hold on to power,” Mr Ndebugri bemoaned. –classfmonline.com