Government has initiated steps to procure a copy of a tape recording purported to be the voice of Deputy Communications Director for the opposition New Patriotic Party, Samuel Awuku.

This is to enable government establish the authenticity of the said tape and thoroughly investigate some issues raised on it which are deemed as threats to national security.

Sammy Awuku is reportedly heard on the tape making derogatory remarks against some of the nine justices of the Supreme Court hearing the election petition and alleging the lives of some of the judges may be in danger.

Mr Awuku however, categorically denied making any such comments.

He said in a statement issued on Sunday: “I state very emphatically that the said tape and whatever by-products arising are totally fabricated and doctored and that I have never made the kinds of statements contained in the said tape anywhere”.

Meanwhile, government says it will treat the issues raised on the tape with the seriousness they deserve, to ensure the safety of every citizen even after the judgment is delivered on August 29.

Speaking to journalists at the Daily Briefing at the Flagstaff House Monday, Deputy Information and Media Relations Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu said government will not hesitate to take action if the tape poses a threat to any of the justices adjudicating the petition at the Supreme Court.

“…we will take steps to procure a copy of the tape, listen to it [tape] and if it is something that really poses a threat to any of the judges then we would hand it over to the appropriate authorities for further investigations [if it is required] for appropriate actions to be taken,” Mr. Kwakye Ofosu said.

He stressed, government has a responsibility to protect everybody and for that matter will not take kindly to the use of violent language.

“Some of the issues raised were of concern and if any group of persons or individual is engaged in some activity to imperil the security of any judge, I think that is a matter that our security agencies would have to look into”.

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