The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Director of Elections says he does not regret comments in a leaked audio that has generated public outcry.
Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, says he was cautioning members of the opposition political party to be vigilante ahead of the 2020 polls.
“You will recall that honourable Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu said the NDC could not win any election with the new voters’ register so I was speaking to my people and telling them they have to resist it. It was an open discussion on an open platform,” he said.
The former Sports Minister disclosed this in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM Monday.
In the leaked audio, Mr Afriyie is alleged to have said that the NDC could spend the amount of “200,000, 500,000 and One million Ghana cedis [to] fight this register [current voter’s register], bring Accra to a standstill for once, occupy the EC head office. And we can do it.”
“We have done it before, these are things we’ve been doing even as ordinary students; we brought Ministry of Finance to a standstill…” he said in the tape.
But he has no regrets for the content of the leaked audio.
“Whether it was intended or not, it was in the public domain. The important point is that there is nothing there which is wrong. I stand by every word that I said. In any case, we are going to come out publicly and activate all these things so what is the big deal? We will occupy the streets of Ghana to demonstrate,” he said.