The National Commission for Civic Education has taken a swipe at the Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo over his allege leaked audio where the chairman was heard making comments that threaten the Security of individuals and the country as a whole.
In a statement, the NCCE descended heavily on the Mr. Ampofo over his comments and cautioned political parties to be decorous in their actions and conduct themselves within the remits of the law.
“The Commission unequivocally condemns the contents of the tape. The NCCE reminds the NDC and all political parties to conduct their activities in accordance with the tenets of the 1992 Constitution and the law. Unguarded utterances that have the potential to create fear and panic should be condemned in no uncertain terms by all and not be allowed to fester in Ghana’s democracy.”
In the audio, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo is heard outlining plans to fight vigilante groups aligned to the governing New Patriotic Party ahead of the 2020 elections with vigilante groups aligned to the NDC. Mr. Ofosu Ampofo outlined plans to match up against groups from the governing New Patriotic Party ahead of the 2020 elections.
His plans also included verbal attacks on the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa and also to take to the cleaners and the Chairman of the Peace Council, Professor Emmanuel Asante. The NDC chairman said his approach to the 2020 election was going to be different and said there were plans for “covert and overt operations.”
The National Chairman has since been widely condemned for the alleged utterances.