The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the government of instigating Monday’s arrest of its National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi by the police over what it says is a ‘trumped-up’ charge.
The police on Monday arrested Sammy Gyamfi over an alleged cyber-crime offense following what the police say was a complaint from an officer at the Jubilee House.
Get Digital Versions of Graphic Publications by downloading Graphic NewsPlus Here. Also available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. According to the NDC however, the arrest forms part of a bigger ploy by the government to harass and intimidate its officers in order that they would keep quiet in the run-up to elections 2020. The NDC at a press briefing Tuesday, addressed by its Communications Director, Lawyer Kakra Essamuah said Sammy Gyamfi’s arrest formed part of “a larger scheme of intimidation and harassment calculated at breaking our front and cowering us into silence”, however, he said that will not work.
“Sensing a humiliating defeat in the elections because of the pronounced maladministration characterized by massive corruption, unprecedented levels of nepotism, excruciating economic hardships, arrogance and waste of public resources through ostentation, the Akufo-Addo government has resorted to these discredited tactics to stay afloat.”
“If the intent is to cow the NDC into keeping quiet over the horrible governance he is offering, then he is grossly mistaken. “The NDC is an unshakable force that has dominated the country’s politics since our return to constitutional rule. This is a party that has defeated the NPP four out of seven times in national elections.
“We more than possess the capacity to withstand and fend off such brazen attacks on our leaders and members.
“We have the resolve to wait out a hapless government consumed by the lust for power and a President who mistakes the mandate of the people for his birthright and family heirloom hence his abuse of same to entrench himself in power,” the party said.