The meeting between National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, and CID officials at the Police Headquarters has been postponed once more.

Lawyer for the opposition party chair, Abraham Amaliba told journalists Friday that his client is bereaved, adding that it would require some more time to honour the invitation.

It is the second time the meeting has been rescheduled after Mr. Ampofo failed to show up on Thursday as was widely reported.

Mr Amaliba told Joy News they received the invitation on the midday of Thursday, for which their client could not show up. They then agreed with the police to report today.

However, the opposition party chair did not show up again on Friday as agreed with the police compelling his lawyer to enter another negotiation with the police officers to reschedule the meeting.

It is not clear which date and time the meeting would take place.

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“Due to some circumstances our chairman could not make it so we came in here to plead with the police to gives some time to be able to come with our client,” Mr. Amaliba told the media.

He added that the police have agreed to reschedule the meeting, “however, they will get back to us with the [new] date and time.”

Background

Mr. Ofosu Ampofo had been invited by the CID over leaked taped in which a voice believed to be his, was heard making very damning comments in an alleged meeting with party members.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo in the tape revealed that party militia groups were brought to the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election by both parties – NPP and NDC.

Contrary to earlier claims, the Chairman is heard saying that members of NDC-aligned militia group, Azorka Boys, were brought from Tamale to the constituency.

These and the many other comments heard on the tape sparked outrage and the Police proceeded to request the presence of the Chairman.

Subsequently, a letter dated February 27, invited the Chairman to the CID office on Thursday at 10:00 am but he never showed up.

Meanwhile, the NDC also said the said tape is a diversionary tactic from government in a bid to sway Ghanaians attention from a recent investigation by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in which some government officials have been fingered.

 

 

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