A former Greater Accra Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Michael Ampong, is claiming that some unknown persons are threatening to kill him.
Ampong, who has given indications of leaving the NPP due to the growing tensions within the party, alleged that he has been attacked twice but managed to escape on both occasions.
He remarked that the attacks began after he criticized the emergency steering committee meeting which was organized in the absence of the party’s National Chairman and General Secretary a few weeks ago.
Narrating the said attacks, the Deputy Communications Director said the incident happened after a planned evening meeting with the National Chairman, Paul Afoko, at Cantonments in Accra did not come on.
“I picked a taxi from NAFTI that was going towards 37…when we got to Brigade junction which is about 200 meters away from the Kpeshie Divisional Police Command; I alighted because I had gotten to my destination.
There were no taxis at the taxi rank and since my house is not very far, I decided to walk. I just took a few steps; about 20 meters away…I saw this vehicle; a Nissan Primera throwing light at me…the vehicle got close to me and stopped with two occupants – a driver and one other person at the front seat.” He said the unknown persons warned him to “learn to keep quiet otherwise they will kill me.”
When he asked for further clarification on who had sent them, “the guy attempted to pull me by the collar of my shirt and he stepped on my left foot…” Ampong mentioned that he struggled with them until his neighbours started coming around.
Narrating the second attack on him, the Deputy Communications Director alleged that some well-built men wearing black outfits attempted to break into his house but he called the Police and the BNI to investigate.
He clarified that he is not “telling stories” and neither could he confirm whether his attackers were NPP members of members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
According to him, since 2008, he has engaged in a number of scuffles with some members of the NDC “so I have a way of securing where I sleep.”
Ampong described himself as a fortunate person considering the fact that the Upper East Regional chairman of the party had been murdered through an acid attack.
“When you look at what has happened to my brother and colleague, Adam Mahama, I have been fortunate. I have been attacked twice and I escaped.”