My heart is clean – Embattled Ofosu Ampofo
The embattled National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said he is looking up to God to clear his name from allegations that he is involved in the recent spate of kidnappings.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said Sunday he was innocent of the charges, adding he was confident God will redeem him.
“My hands are clean and my heart is clean. The battle is not for me. The battle is the Lord’s and the Lord will win it for me,” he said.
He spoke at a Thanksgiving ceremony at Royal House Chapel International in Accra as part of activities to mark the party’s 27th anniversary.
Mr. Ampofo was arrested and released last week over his alleged involvement in the recent kidnappings.
He was arrested by the police last week Tuesday evening after failing to honour an invitation to report to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
The purpose was for him to assist in investigations into the recent spate of kidnappings and arson in the country.
According to the correspondence inviting him, a suspect accused him of being behind the kidnappings in the country, a situation which informed the police to invite him to assist with their investigations.
Speaking briefly before making a cash donation to the Royal House Chapel International Mr Ofosu Ampofo revealed that he has been fervently seeking the face of God over his troubles.
Before his recent arrest and release, he grabbed national headlines when a leaked recording of a meeting of top NDC members hit the media on February 27.
In the audio, a voice alleged to be that of Mr Ofosu Ampofo is heard among other things scheming to kidnap political opponents.
“…Nobody has slept in his house. They even went to attack traders [and] some Imams had to come and plead for them. People will also start capturing your mothers and fathers and keeping them hostage until you show yourself up. So we need to go back quickly to the drawing board and strategise,” he laid out his plans to the audience alleged to be NDC communicators.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo is also standing trial for conspiracy to assault a public officer and conspiracy to cause harm over the leaked recording.
But at the Royal House Chapel International on Sunday, he revealed: “Recently I prayed and cried and I asked ‘God if you knew this was going to be my lot why did you allow me to win this election?’ But the Lord asked me to go back and read Exodus. And read what Moses went through. And he told me that the Egyptians that you see today tomorrow you will see them no more. Have the belief and confidence that the Almighty God that we serve will redeem me and his name will be glorified.”
He ended his brief speech at the Royal House Chapel International with a promise that the NDC will win the 2020 polls despite the party’s current challenges.
“As we journey into 2020, we have no strength to fight, we have not a weapon to fight but we believe that the Captain of Israel, our Lord Jesus Christ, will be the leader of our army and victory will surely be ours,” he prophesied.