Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Director for the NDC
In Ghana, it is no longer a rumour that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is behind attempts to portray Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as a liar.
This is due to the fact that a meticulous investigation by the African Academy for Open-Source Investigations (AAOSI) has uncovered how the NDC's National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, and some unscrupulous agents connected to the main opposition party orchestrated politically contrived tweets intended to discredit the Vice President.
As part of the AAOSI's efforts to combat misinformation and strengthen democracy in Africa, an investigation was conducted into the origin of the "#Bawuliar" hashtag that was used to fuel fake Twitter trends labelling Vice President Bawumia as a liar.
NDC's slander campaign target, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia
It also disclosed that the negative labelling of Bawumia as a liar was a deliberate tactic employed by the NDC to smear Vice President Bawumia's character and discredit him whenever he spoke on the economy or delivered a major speech.