Sources within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have corroborated earlier reports that a female lawmaker is indeed behind the leaked tape which captured the voice that sounds like the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
The party’s security details at the headquarters and officials of the IT Department zeroed on her but action cannot be taken against her on the basis that Mr. Ofosu Ampofo himself has denied contents on the tape at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
According to the party’s sources, the lawmaker is a former appointee of the Mills/Mahama administration and was in charge of one of the state institutions while currently serving as a member of the functional executive committee of the party.
She is reported to have commissioned one of the NDC boys to do the recording and afterwards leaked it to some high profile person within the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) after being promised they could facilitate her winning the next primaries and also retaining her seat in parliament.
Following the leakage and subsequent finger-pointing, she has ceased attending Functional Executive Committee meetings as well as being excluded from NDC caucus meetings.
It earlier emerged that she first submitted the tape to Oman FM’s Gordon Asare Bediako who in turn submitted to his boss, Kennedy Agyapong before it was aired.
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 a 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.