The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling for the resignation of the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for comments he made in an explosive leaked audio which has since gone viral.
According to the NPP, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo must first apologise to the NDC and then the entire country as a whole for the unfortunate comments made in the leaked tape which sought to instigate NDC party supporters and members against well-meaning Ghanaians including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa and the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante.
At a press conference held a while ago in reaction to the explosive audio which has since gone viral on social media and mainstream media, National Communications Director of the NPP, Yaw Boabeng Asamoa said ‘’right thinking members of the NDC ought to move fast and distance themselves from shameful leadership. Those in the NDC who believe in an ideology must rise and demand resignations. All those culpable must account to the NDC first and to the nation so that they restore their moral right to participate in the decent politics of this country’’.
He added that the NPP will continue to espouse the rule of law as a pillar of democracy, adding that ‘’we shall follow the example of Prince Abudani I, our president of the Republic of Ghana who has demonstrated distinguished leadership and supreme political will in meeting the real challenges of our time’’.
In what is said to be a meeting of party executives in which they were having what can easily be termed a post-Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election discussion, Mr. Ampofo is heard mentioning the fact that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) transported a group known as the Kandahar boys who are affiliated to it and how they (NDC) also brought in the Azorka boys.
He is also heard revealing how they will make life unbearable for some Ghanaians, particularly members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), saying ‘’we will go after them. But we will not go after them face-to-face. We have to use tactical operation to make life uncomfortable for them. We will target some people and we will let the people know that their lives are in danger. They themselves will be careful. As for that one, I want to assure you that we will go all out to ensure that it happens. As president Mahama said, when it comes to this game, we are better than them’’.