General News of Friday, 15 March 2019
Former Ashanti Regional Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Joseph Yamin has accused the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo of stabbing him in the back in the wake of a disclaimer issued against him by the party.
According to him, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo whom he helped to win the Chairman position failed to reach him to establish the veracity of a comment he’s alleged to have made on vigilantism and looked on for the party to issue that statement which has put him in a bad light.
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has invited Joseph Yamin over his comment that the party will not disband vigilante groups associated with them.
The party has since dissociated itself from the claims by Yamin.
Mr. Yammin, a former deputy sports minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration, according to media reports says the main opposition will not heed to calls by the President for the two main parties to break up their vigilante groups or such organizations associated with them.
In a statement signed by its general secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the NDC said the position of the former deputy Ashanti regional minister does not represent the views of the party on the vigilante menace.
But Yamin insists the executives treated him unfairly when they rushed to publicly disown him when they hadn’t heard from him.
“At least the National Chairman has my phone number when he was seeking to be elected he called me several times wanting my support. He’s gotten what he wanted, today he’s the National Chairman so when there is an issue concerning the person he used to call while campaigning, he suddenly loses the person’s number and decide to deal with the person publicly instead trying to reach him privately to find out from the person if what is being attributed to him is indeed what he said.”
He added: “What about the General Secretary, what about the National Communications Officer, what about the National Organizer, today none of them have my phone number. They’ve decided to issue a statement which put me in a bad light which has gotten people attacking me about something I’m innocent about simply because your own party has disowned you.”