The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)/has denied reports of its National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo visit the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over an invitation extended to him.
The CID had officially written to the NDC officer saying his presence was needed because they had gathered new information he was behind the recent fires and kidnappings.
But the NDC in a press conference said he was not going to honour the invitation because the CUD wanted to intimidate their officer.
Some media reports later reported the men had gone to see the CID in a low key.
However, the NDC says the reports were fake.
“It is unfortunate that such a scurrilous and misleading story should find its way into the public domain through such a medium. Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo is a faithful servant of the National Democratic Congress and intends to continue as its Chairman based on the interests of the party. By this statement, the party is, therefore, requesting its teeming supporters and all well-meaning Ghanaians to ignore that publication, ” the statement signed by the Director of Communications Kakra Essamuah said.
Read the full statement below
CHAIRMAN OFOSU-AMPOFO HAS NEVER MET THE CID
The National Democratic Congress has sighted a publication currently on Ghanaweb in which it is reported that it’s National Chairman, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has ignored the advice of the party and honoured the invitation extended to him by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police on Thursday, May 9. 2019. This publication is totally false and that Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has not dishonoured his own party by meeting with the CID, nor does he intend to do so.
For the record, the legal team of the party delivered its own letter on the invitation to the leadership of the CID on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The secretary of the CID Director, Mrs. Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, elected to receive her boss’ copy of the letter from the legal committee declining the invitation in front of Television cameras. Another copy was deposited at the Secretariat of the Inspector General of the Police. Later in the same day, the CID Director General telephoned the legal team and asked for a meeting with the team together with Hon Ofosu-Ampofo. This request was flatly rejected.
On Friday, May 10, 2019, the legal team had a meeting with the leadership of the CID. Chairman Ofosu-Ampofo was not in that meeting.
It is unfortunate that such a scurrilous and misleading story should find its way into the public domain through such a medium. Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo is a faithful servant of the National Democratic Congress and intends to continue as its Chairman based on the interests of the party. By this statement, the party is, therefore, requesting its teeming supporters and all well-meaning Ghanaians to ignore that publication.
ISSUED IN ACCRA MAY 11, 2019
Director of Communications.
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