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ABCnewsgh.com can authoritatively confirm that Former President John Mahama has stormed the Courts with scores of party members to solidarise with their National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo is standing trial together with a deputy National Communications Officer over some comments they are alleged to have made in a leaked tape.
The two have maintained their innocence.
The NDC National Chairman is being charged for conspiracy to cause harm and assault against a public officer. He is being charged alongside a national Deputy Communications Officer of the party Kwaku Boahene.
On the tape, Elder Ofosu Ampofo was heard sharing his new found strategy with party Communications Team which had Alfred Ogbamey, Rashid Pelpuo among others in attendance.
Among other things, he stated that:
“We will go after them. But we will not go after them face to face. We have to use tactical approaches to make life very uncomfortable for some of them. We will target some people and we will let the people know that their life is in danger and once they know their life is in danger they themselves will be careful.
As for that one I want to assure you that we will go all out to ensure that as President John Mahama said when it comes to this game, in fact, we are better than them. The security and future survival of our country is at stake. So first of all our people have identified a number of them. I don’t know if you have heard but somebody had called me that one of them is dead and gone. Whether heart attack or whatever. You see, three days ago and yesterday those who were living in Nima and Mamobi nobody has slept in his house. So you see that now we have a tactical advantage. Nobody has slept in his house. They even went to attack traders [and] some Imams had to come and plead for them. People will also start capturing your mothers and fathers and keeping them hostage until you show yourself up. So we need to go back quickly to the drawing board and strategise.
There are CSO and religious organisations especially the Peace Council chair. For the first time, I will endorse insulting the Peace Council chair. I like that. We have already started. When we went to her office she said oo this one, it is you it is the NDC and NPP your usual thugs…so you know as a commissioner. I think we need to take her to the cleaners….Once we are focusing our attention on Akufo-Addo and in fact I think that we should not focus too much on the IGP. In fact a policewoman called me and said as for them, they regard the IGP as a civilian because the man is [retired] and once you have retired as an IGP…this came from a policewoman. And so even though we will bash the IGP, I think that the whole thing was political so we must situate the communication on the president who is the commander in chief and who controls the security agencies and how he has shown his true colours as a very violent person.
We traced the antecedent from when he became a flagbearer and what he did to his own chairman and others and created a culture of silence and beat people up and did all sorts of things and has brought him into government. We need to expose him so that tomorrow as my brother said if NDC decides that we are also organising ourselves which of course we are going to organise and organise ourselves well then gradually we have shifted the attention onto them. In fact when people hear of violence in by-election, they will be thinking about Invincible Forces and the rest so we will quietly be doing our own thing.
So this is the briefing that I want to give and say that the party itself is going to come out with a number of policy initiatives. First, we are going to set up a security and intelligence unit within the party and appoint a national coordinator, a regional coordinator and constituency coordinator.
We will be picking some of our intelligence people, BNI people, national security people so that we can read and plan effectively because you see military people are military people. Their appreciation of security issues goes beyond what we can know. So when we came and Colonel Asaase Gyimah was saying that as far as he is concerned he will never order people without weapons to go and face people with arms. These are people who advise us.
Our boys came here they were so angry they wanted to move into the streets. What are you going to do? You are just going to endanger the lives of people. The second thing also is that after this intelligence unit the ballot box protection unit which we decided to set up I think that this same committee will help us to see how to implement it. And again we are going to look at how to provide security for our leading members and communicators. All of that requires resources”
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