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Former President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday admitted to the contents of a leaked tape involving the National Democratic Congress (NDC) National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, MyNewsGh.com reports.
Speaking at the thanksgiving service at Perez Chapel International on Sunday, 3 March 2019 in commemoration of a successful flagbearer elections, the ex-President explained that attack as used by Mr Ofosu Amofo was not meant supporters should physically assault the Chairman of the National Peace Council.
“So if a few days later he was talking and he said we should attack the Peace Council Chairman, he did not mean we should go and beat the Peace Council Chairman. He means that we should criticize him verbally”, he told the congregation on Sunday.
Mahama’s admission of contents of the tape appears to be in variance with accounts of National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi who in the heat of the leakage claimed 80% of the contents were doctored.
“I can tell you that, 80% of the voice is fake” – after accusing the ruling New Patriotic Party [NPP] of masterminding that connives”, he disclosed adding “This is against the law. This is undemocratic”
“What prevented them from releasing the original tape? Let me tell you, I was at the said meeting and our Chairman never said what is on the tape. Why is the NPP spying on us [NDC] and planting budding devices at our offices. This is criminal,” he averred.
MyNewsGh.com last week reported of how a leaked tape which captured someone believed to be Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, NDC National Chairman at a meeting to discuss the aftermath of the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was heard inciting party communicators against heads of some departments.
In the said tape he was heard saying in part “As for the EC Chair, we must wage a relentless war on this EC chair. Me, she doesn’t want to see my face. We will go after them, but we will not go after them face-to-face. We have to use tactical operation to make life very uncomfortable for them. We will target some people and we will let the people know that their lives are in danger”
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