The opposition National Democratic Congress has stated categorically, its chairman will turn down an invitation from the police after he was linked to recent kidnappings and fire outbreaks.

“We are law-abiding citizens but we are not cowards,” the National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, told JoyNews Wednesday.

The NDC National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, 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.

While the trial is ongoing, the police have invited the soft-spoken politician, explaining he has been linked to recent kidnappings and fire outbreaks.

In the secret recording, Mr Ampofo is heard allegedly suggesting kidnappings as a way of creating public tension ahead of the 2020 general elections.

CID invitation

A letter from the Police Criminal Investigations Department inviting Samuel Ofosu Ampofo stated that “some persons picked up for interrogation and investigation have mentioned your name as part of a grand scheme designed to cause fear and panic in the country.”

The CID has, therefore, summoned the top opposition politician, asking him to report at the CID headquarters on Thursday, May 9, at 2:00 pm.

“We look forward to your co-operation in this matter of National Interest,” the police wrote.

Samuel Gyamfi

National Communications Officer for NDC, Sammy Gyamfi

Sammy Gyamfi who described the tape as doctored told host of Newsnight Evans Mensah, the latest accusations and linkages are very serious crimes far beneath the dignity and ability of their chairman.

He criticised the Akufo-Addo government for abuse the justice system to victimise innocent citizens.

He said the police invitation smacks of “malicious prosecution” and explained their National Chairman has the right to remain silent and not incriminate himself.

“We will not cooperate with them. We will resist this oppressor’s rule,” he said insisting the millions in the party will not stand and watch their chairman harassed by the police.

“It has gotten to the place where we have to pull the breaks, draw the line and say enough is enough,” the NDC National Communication Officer said.