Sammy Gyamfi downplays charges against NDC members

 

National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has described the charges leveled against his party Chairman, himself and Kweku Boahen as funny and a strategy used by the ruling party to intimidate them against their 2020 elections goals.

“The charges leveled against us are funny, uncalled-for and has no basis whether by fact or law, but they [authorities in charge of the case] are acting in such manner because they believe they have the powers in their hands,” he said.

According to him they are waiting patiently to be invited to court to testify their side of the story as they have been made aware that the case has been sent to court for further investigation.

However, he mentioned on Adom FM yesterday that that the concentration of the political party in power on the case was basically on three mischievous points against their party.

“The first is to put fear in members of the NDC especially its leaders who speak on authority, secondly to disrupt our election 2020 tactical agenda and thirdly play diversionary tactics to deflect the too-much talk on the cedi depreciation to talk issues which are not of importance to the nations development,” he lamented.

He said their plans cannot intimidate or stop any of their party members from freely speaking their minds as citizens of this country.

“We will never lose focus but speak the truth on concrete issues in a brave manner. Nobody can silence us in this country,” he added.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo and two other executive members of the NDC, National Communications Officer, Mr Sammy Gyamfi, and a Deputy have been charged by the police and sent to the Attorney-General (A-G) for advice and further action.

The three [3] have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime with kidnapping intent and conspiracy to commit crime with threat of harm,”

According to the Public Relations Officer of the CID, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Juliana Obeng, following the charge, the police had asked the three NDC officials to cease reporting themselves to the CID Headquarters.

Meanwhile, counsel for embattled NDC National Chairman, Lawyer Victor Kwadwogah Adawudu says, he is ready for a showdown with the police, should the case involving the opposition party’s National Chair, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, end up in court.

According to him, his client still maintains his earlier position that, he (Ampofo) is “innocent” and the contents on the leaked audio “doctored”.

Speaking on Okay FM yesterday, he pointed out that though he was aware two other national officers of the party, Mr. Sammy Gyamfi and Mr. Kwaku Boahen, alongside the National Chairman had all been charged by the police, “they are yet to receive a court summons”.

“We hear their docket has been sent to the Attorney-General for advice. However, for me my clients are innocent and it will have to the police who will prove whether or my clients authored those word in the leaked audio because for us those voice are doctored,” Lawyer Adawudu stated.

 

 

Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkor@todaygh.com

 

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