NDC to 'bare teeth' over attempts to arrest Ofosu Ampofo
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said it will forcefully resist any attempt by the police to arrest its National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
Greater Accra Chairman of the party, Joseph Ade Coker, on Monday dared the police to go ahead with what he says is an attempt to intimidate Mr Ofosu Ampofo.
Speaking at an event to launch NDC’s 27th anniversary celebrations, Mr Coker said: “We all know what is happening in this country and we are waiting for anybody who thinks that he will come and do something that is untoward…he will see the might of NDC.”
The NDC had earlier alleged that a bench warrant has been secured by the police to effect the arrest of Samuel Ofosu Ampofo for refusing to honour an invitation by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The CID has invited the NDC National Chairman over the recent spate of recent kidnappings and fire outbreaks in the country.
Mr Ofosu Ampofo has since declined the invitation. His lawyers hold that the invitation amounts to “political harassment” and “intimidation”.
NDC Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, also stated categorically that the party’s National Chairman will turn down the invitation from the police.
The NDC Chairman is already standing trial for conspiracy to assault a public officer and conspiracy to cause harm after he was secretly recorded allegedly outlining plans to cause mayhem.
His accomplice, Kwaku Boahene, who is Deputy Communications Officer for the party, is facing similar charges.
Photo: Ofosu Ampofo (L) and Kwaku Boahen
Speaking at the party’s anniversary on Monday, Mr Coker said the party was determined to fight any injustice meted out to it.
“I am positive that in the days coming all of us will marshal ourselves and make sure that we show the might of NDC. I think for a long time we’ve become very dormant so it’s about time we bare our teeth,” he said.