It is now emerging that a female lawmaker on the side of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is responsible for the leaked tape that is generating a series of controversies in the umbrella family.
It is unclear whether the said female MP was part of the meeting in which some of the comments were purported to have been made but sources indicate that she first submitted it to Oman FM’s Gordon Asare Bediako who in turn submitted to his boss, Kennedy Agyapong before it was aired.
The motivation for the leakage MyNewsGh.com gathered is still unknown but it is believed the MP in question is at warpaths with the National Chairman and saw this as an opportune time to pay back.
Mr. Gordon Asare Bediako has refused to disclose details of the said female MP when reached by this portal except to say he is not the original source of the leaked tape but got it through a friend. “I got the whole tape through a friend and I don’t expect you to ask who that person could be because it would amount to betrayal of trust. As to whether the person was paid or not, all that matter now is the details of the tape which as a journalist I am interested”, he disclosed.
The leaked tape which Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo himself has described as doctored appears to have sparked trust issues among the top echelons of the party with leadership suspecting moles within to have been planted to destabilize the front of the NDC.
On Monday, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on Monday, March 4, 2019, refused to admit or otherwise whether the voice in the infamous leaked tape is his. Several attempts by police interrogators to get the NDC executive to speak about the issue proved futile to the extent his lawyers had to intervene and caution the police against harassing their client.
Private legal practitioner, Abraham Amaliba who was among a team of lawyers who accompanied him to the CID Headquarters on Monday, revealed Mr. Ofosu Ampofo after the over 31-minute tape had been played to him, simply responded: “I don’t respond to doctored tapes”. “Because amongst us, even some of our women MP’S are being dated by the NPP MP’S. So when that happens, what can I share and trust that I’ve shared it well”.