NDC astonished by harassment, malicious persecution of nat’l chairman, others

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the ‘politically-motivated persecution’ of its Chairman and Deputy Communications Officer for instigating violence against the Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Jean Mensa and the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante.

Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman and Kwaku Boahen, the Deputy Communications Officer are to stand trial in connection with a leaked tape that surfaced recently, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service has identified the voice as that of Ofosu Ampofo inciting NDC communicators to go after the two personalities with insults.

In a statement signed and issued by Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary of the NDC, said the party’s total belief in the rule of law and the need to fight wrongdoing in society, condemned in no uncertain terms, the politically-motivated persecution of its officials, cynically disguised as lawful prosecution.

“We are aware the frivolous, trumped up and illogical charges brought against our officials form part of a grand scheme by an increasingly intolerant and vindictive government to gag the NDC.

“The president is under misguided belief partisan prosecution will divert attention from dismal display in government and the maladministration is fast driving the country into a ditch and the party takes note of the scheduled commencement of the trial of our National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and our Deputy National Communications Officer.

“Contrary to the government’s belief, the maltreatment of our members, hasty media trials and peddling of outrageous falsehoods against them will meet with a docile party, we will take every reasonable step to assert the innocence of our members and insist on respect for their fundamental human rights.

“We demand fair, lawful treatment for all our members, an immediate end to harassment, despite our strong disagreement with partisan prosecution, we demand fairness in judicial process, it is our expectation historical hostility to the NDC, whether real or perceived, will play no role in determination of all cases, only the facts of each case, position of the law and objective assessment of same will inform any outcome,” the statement said.


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