The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has discredited a supposed audio of the party’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, claiming it is a fake.
A statement signed by the National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, alluded that the said audio was inconsistent with the character and track record of Mr Ofosu Ampofo, and does not reflect the values he has always stood for.
“The maliciously depraved and clearly doctored tape has been contrived by some devious elements in the NPP and government to undermine the NDC and its National Chairman,” the statement alleged.
The statement further states that the NDC was fully aware “of evil and wicked plots by certain elements within National Security and government to spy on meetings of its officials, record, and, in turn, doctor such recordings for their spiteful ends. Such state-sponsored espionage is dastardly and shameful,” the release noted.
The NDC said without equivocation in its statement that the position of the party on the matters that have been alleged on the audio is a matter of public record, and that the party does not need to resort to a so-called secret meeting to hatch the sardonic plots captured on the fake audio recordings being circulated.
The NDC described as quite astonishing that, despite compelling evidence of state complicity in the recent state-sponsored violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, the NPP is still hell-bent on achieving political equalisation by seeking to rope the NDC into non-existent culpability.
They said it was obvious to the NDC that the NPP’s Director of Communications, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, does not know that he is proceeding on a lonely path and believing in his own lies, because the Ghanaian people do not subscribe to his cock and bull narrative, relative to the events of Ayawaso West Wuogon.
The statement urged all “well-meaning Ghanaians” to reject the said audio recording, and treat all of its contents with the contempt it deserves.
Meanwhile, the party said it is currently considering all legal options available to it, and will take appropriate steps to halt this phenomenon immediately.
Earlier, the Deputy National Communications Officer, Kwaku Boahen, had admitted on radio that, indeed, the voice was that of the Chairman.
Shockingly, in what appeared to be spitting on the floor and licking it back, Kwaku Boahen, hours after, issued a statement contrary to his initial admission on air.
Referring to some online portals that had made publications out of his admissions, Kwaku Boahen, in a U-trun, said: “These news items claim that I recently admitted that the tape, which is being enthusiastically circulated by apparatchiks of the NPP, is a genuine recording of an NDC meeting.
“I wish to state emphatically that the said publications are false. I maintain that the said tapes are doctored and fake.
“After listening to the full tape, I am even more convinced and fortified in my belief that the said tapes are fake and doctored with the ultimate aim of attacking the integrity of the NDC.”