The largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned the security agencies in the country to arrest its National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo in a dignified manner.
The NDC claims it has obtained a court warrant for the arrest of Mr Ofosu Ampofo who is standing trial over his comments in an alleged leaked tape.
According to NDC, the imminent arrest of their chairman is schemed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in pursuit of a clandestine agenda
A statement copied to MyNewsGh.com signed by the Director of Communications, Kakra Essamuah said the party is solidly behind its national chairman at all times.
The NDC called on the government to treat its chairman with respect and dignity.
‘We wish to state that the national chairman is a law-abiding citizen who will never flout an order properly obtained from a court with authority to do so,’ the statement said.
Read the full text of the statement below;
Jun 9, 2019
IMMINENT ARREST OF THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS, HON. SAMUEL OFOSU-AMPOFO.
The National Democratic Congress has learnt that the government, using the security agencies, has obtained a court warrant in the past few days for the arrest of our national Chairman, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo. We have further learnt that the security agencies intend to do this apparently in conjunction with elements of NPP vigilante forces and that they intend to arrest the Chairman in a manner aimed at lowering him in the esteem of Ghanaians.
The NDC takes a very serious view of the government’s intention, if our information is correct, and wish to bring to the attention of the country that, as the Chairman of the largest opposition party in Ghana, our national Chairman is entitled to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
Whilst still respecting the already-stated stance of the Council of Elders regarding police invitations, we wish to state that the national Chairman is a law-abiding citizen who will never flout an order properly obtained from a court with authority to do so.
This statement is also issued to notify the teeming supporters of the National Democratic Congress to expect the imminent arrest of the national Chairman for the purpose of advancing the narrow political interests of President Akufo-Addo to silence all legitimate political opposition.
At all times, the national Chairman of our party can count on the solidarity of the entire membership of the party and we stand solidly behind Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.
Issued on Sunday June 9, 2019.
Director of Communications