Politics: NDC urges supporters to stay calm, After Chairman Ofosu Ampofo’s arrest


The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called for calm after the arrest of its National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.

The party in a statement urged supporters to “await information on any course of action the party deems fit in the circumstances.”

Mr. Ofosu Ampofo turned himself into police custody earlier on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The statement confirmed that his home was also searched by police after his arrest.

Mr. Ofosu Ampofo is currently on trial for allegedly inciting some NDC faithful towards violent acts in apparent response to the violence during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.

He was heard on a leaked recording allegedly sanctioning verbal attacks on some public officers like the Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Jean Mensa.

The NDC Chair is facing charges of conspiracy to cause harm and assault on a public officer.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo and earlier refused to honor an invitation to report to the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to assist in investigations into the recent spate of kidnappings and arson in the country.

According to the earlier invitation, some suspects had named Mr. Ofosu Ampofo during police interrogations.

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