Council of Elders of the NDC have advised Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo not to honour the Police invitation to assist investigations into the recent fires and kidnappings. The Council at an emergency news conference on Thursday accused the police of doing the bidding of the Akufo-Addo-led government by intimidating officers of the largest opposition party.
Vice Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu alleges that the latest invitation by the PoliceCriminal Investigations Department to appear before it is an attempt by the government to divert attention from the insecurity in the country.
“In our view, this is yet another case of intimidation and harassment being employed by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government using the instrumentality of the police to instill fear in our chairman and supporters of our party and to suppress dissenting voices in the country,” he said.
“Suffice me to say that we consider the decision by the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government to prosecute our officials as meticulous and intended to frustrate the work of the [NDC].” He dared the police to go ahead and arrest him if they so wish. The party said in view of the development and posture of government its former appointees should also seize to coorperate with any investigative body.