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Kwesi Botchwey report: I will sue Tawiah Boateng – Ofosu Ampofo

The Director of Elections for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has threatened to sue the Eastern Regional Chair of the NDC, Bismarck Tawai Boateng, over the Professor Kwesi Botchwey Committee report.

Mr Tawiah Boateng had accused Mr Ampofo of leaking the report which contains details of why the NDC lost last year’s elections to a section of the Ghanaian media, specifically the Daily Guide.

But a statement issued by Foster Asante, an aide to Ofosu Ampofo, said: “First of all, we will like to state that the content of the claim is nothing but an attempt by the regional chairman to satisfy his whims and caprices by dragging the name and reputation of Hon Ofosu Ampofo in the mud. As is usual of Tawiah Boateng, he has at every given opportunity, tried effortlessly to soil the name of the former Minister without any provocation.

“It has always been his agenda to cause disaffection for Mr Ampofo anytime there are internal elections at hand. This same person told the biggest LIE that the a fuel station (Paradise) located at Nsutam was a property of Mr Ampofo in the run up to the party’s national congress in Kumasi a few years ago.

“His aim was to cause disaffection for Hon Ampofo for him to be rejected, but he recorded a resounding victory, much to his (Tawiah Boateng) disappointment.”

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Read full statement:

Re: Ofosu Ampofo leaked Kwesi Botchwey report.


Our attention has been drawn to a story published by some online portals/websites including www.ghananewsreporters.com that Hon Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, a Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress leaked the much talked about Prof Kwasi Botchwey’s report to the media, specifically Daily Guide.

First of all, we will like to state that the content of the claim is nothing but an attempt by the regional chairman to satisfy his whims and caprices by dragging the name and reputation of Hon Ofosu Ampofo in the mud.

As is usual of Tawiah Boateng, he has at every given opportunity, tried effortlessly to soil the name of the former Minister without any provocation.

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It has always been his agenda to cause disaffection for Mr Ampofo anytime there are internal elections at hand.

This same person told the biggest LIE that the a fuel station (Paradise) located at Nsutam was a property of Mr Ampofo in the run up to the party’s national congress in Kumasi a few years ago.

His aim was to cause disaffection for Hon Ampofo for him to be rejected, but he recorded a resounding victory, much to his (Tawiah Boateng) disappointment.

Much as Mr Ampofo, a well respected political heavyweight in the country, does not want to descend into the gutters by engaging the regional chairman in a media confrontation, it is important that we respond to the false claim headlined “OFOSU AMPOFO LEAKED KWESI BOTCHWEY REPORT”.

It must be placed on record that, Mr Ofosu Ampofo has never possessed or sighted the report, apart from the one some of the media claim to be the executive summary.

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As a member of the committee and someone who believes in the structures of the party, he has deliberately refused to speak to some of the claims in the report and the response from the regional chairman, not because they are true, but to heed to the call by the party to its members to ensure unity and peaceful coexistence.

Again, he is one person who doesn’t believe the stories carried by Daily Guide are part of the committee’s report since it was agreed to securely put it under lock and key.

We will advise the embattle regional Chairman, Tawia Boateng, who has lost touch with the party in the region, to stop the ranting in the media and focus on how to organise the party in his backyard.

Lastly, we want to assure all his teeming supporters that he is consulting his legal team to meet Tawia Boateng in court to prove Hon Ofosu Ampofo’s complexity.

He has served the party and will continue to serve the great party wholeheartedly.

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Foster Asante, Aide to Hon Ofosu Ampofo.

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