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Politics of Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Source: Peace FM

'If the agenda is to intimidate us, they are joking' – Agbenyo to Gov't

A member of the Communication team of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fred Agbenyo says his party will not be cowed into silence by the ruling government.

“It seems to be deliberate, but the more you do this the more you energize the party; we remain resolute. If the agenda is to intimidate us, they are joking,” he stated during a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Tuesday.

Fred Agbenyo was speaking to the issues surrounding the leaked tape containing the alleged voice of his National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.

Mr Ampofo appeared in court on Tuesday after three charges were leveled against him.

The Attorney General's Department have revealed that four fresh charges have been preferred against the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and Deputy National Communications Officer, Kwaku Boahen.

The two are facing four charges, three for the National Chairman and one for Kweku Boahen.

Meanwhile, the court has adjourned the case to May 6, 2019.

Fred Agbenyo, however, does not understand why his Chairman is being persecuted when he has done nothing wrong.

“I am surprised because there have been several tapes where those involved claim it had been doctored; but never has it been sent to court. I don’t know what is motivating this action. We are not saying there should be no justice or people should go free after committing a crime, but if their intention is to create fear and panic . . . NDC is a very law-abiding party and we want to give the assurance that we cannot be intimidated by any of these actions . . .” he indicated.


A leaked audio purported to be the voice of Mr Ofosu-Ampofo in a meeting with NDC communicators had him saying: “We’re going to take her [Chairperson of the Electoral Commission] to the cleaners.”

“As for the EC Chair, we must wage a relentless war on this EC Chair. Me, she doesn’t want to see my face,” Mr Ofosu-Ampofo is alleged to have said.

“For the first time, I’ll endorse insulting the National Peace Council Chair,” another part of the audio said.

However, the National Chairman has categorically denied the content of the tape. According to him, it has been doctored.

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