Politics of Thursday, 9 May 2019
It has emerged that barely a week before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) invited the Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for its investigations into kidnappings and fire outbreaks in the country, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) official had urged them to do so.
The official, Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang, who is the Chairman of the New Juaben North branch of the NPP in the Eastern Region had asked if the police had considered inviting the NDC chair for questioning.
Mr Agyemang’s question was asked on Accra-based television station, UTV, as part of discussions surrounding the three kidnapped girls in Takoradi in the Western Region.
Since the CID’s invitation to Mr Ampofo, many people including NDC communicators have attributed it to pressure from unseen political hands with some specifically attributing it to the New Juaben North NPP Chairman’s comments.
Speaking exclusively to adomonline.com on the said comments, Mr Boateng though admitted to making the comments, said he did not think his comments have anything to do with Mr. Ampofo’s invitation.
He, however, insisted that there was every reason for the police to look to the NDC chair for answers, especially when he is alleged to have said that he and his party were going to use “overt and covert means to make the president uncomfortable”.
He explained that his comment was in response to an NDC’s co-panelists comments that the president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, was sleeping in the wake of the kidnappings in the country.
“All I did as a citizen of Ghana was to call on the police to ask Mr Ampofo if he knew something about the kidnappings in the country,” he said.
He asked: “If you have said you will do everything to including overt and covert operations to make sure you come to power including kidnappings, who should we ask if there are kidnappings”.