I will be careful next time -Yaw Boateng Gyan
From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
The NDC Organiser says his eyes are now opened to the reality of political situations in the country, following revelations of a secret meeting he reportedly had with some unidentified thugs of the ruling party.
“I have learnt bitter lessons from what happened to me. I thought I was having a secret meeting with my own people, not knowing I was wrong,” he lamented.
Mr. Boateng Gyan grabbed the headlines a few weeks ago, after a secret meeting he held with some party loyalists became public, through a leaked audio recording.
At the meeting, Yaw Boateng Gyan promised to issue National Security ID cards to the loyalists, as part of efforts to facilitate their gathering of information across the country, ahead of the crucial December 7 elections.
The loyalists were also to track the movements of former Attorney General Ayikoi Otoo, who served under the erstwhile Kufuor administration and doubles as legal advisor to the vociferous NPP MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong.
Mr. Boateng received widespread condemnation from civil society groups and political party opponents, culminating in the call on National Security to investigate the matter.
The Organiser of the ruling party, who refused to comment on the matter after his initial admission of guilt, spoke for the first time in about three weeks, in an interview with Fox FM in Kumasi.
Even though he refused to speak directly on the substantive matter, the NDC Organiser says his eyes are now opened to the fact that not all people who claim to be members of the NDC are true and genuine.
He said he was surprised that the meeting became public, stressing that it was supposed to be a secret affair between party members.
Meanwhile, a leading member of the party in the Ashanti Region, Nana Butler, says Mr. Boateng Gyan was not politically savvy, arguing that the NDC Organiser failed to take security implications into consideration.
According to him, meetings of such nature occur virtually on a daily basis, particularly, during crucial times like this, and that Mr. Boateng Gyan’s tape was just one amongst similar meetings.
“If we were to expose many meetings organised by people in this country, many Ghanaians will be surprised,” he added.
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