Renowned Pollster Ben Ephson wants Sammy Awuku, Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, to prove to Ghanaians which part of the leaked tape purported to contain his voice has been doctored.
An alleged tape recording of the voice of the NPP Deputy Communicator went viral in the media as he (Sammy Awuku) was allegedly caught divulging some confidential messages to the members of the party branch in the United Kingdom.
On the alleged leaked tape, Sammy Awuku was quoted to have said that aside the President of the Judges of the Supreme Court sitting on the pending election case, Justice William Atuguba, the eight other members are in support of the NPP, hence asserting that the verdict would be 8-1 in favour of the petitioners.
He was also heard allegedly making remarks about some leading party folks.
But following the report, Sammy Awuku issued a statement denying the allegations leveled against him.
"I state very emphatically that the said tape and whatever by-products arising are totally fabricated and doctored and that I have never made the kinds of statements contained in the said tape anywhere. I know absolutely nothing about it and I would entreat the general public and the media to treat the supposed tape with the contempt it deserves." he said in his statement
He also cautioned the media not to continue reports about the said tape, because "should any media house disregard this call and seek to join this adventure meant to tarnish my image through this very disingenuous way," he "would have no choice than to head to the law courts, as a citizen of this country, to defend my rights to a good name and have such media houses penalized in whatever way the courts would deem proper. I have therefore instructed my lawyers to take judicial notice of any such publication and media houses that joins in this smear campaign.”
However, Ben Ephson is of the opinion that if Sammy Awuku claims the tape has been doctored to debase him, then it behooves him to make the nation privy to the information that has been removed from the tape in order to make his claims meaningful.
“If somebody says that a tape is doctored, he should listen to whatever is out there and tell us what they’ve taken out or what they’ve put in his mouth…if it has been doctored, then he should tell what has been taken out to make his tape unintelligent or meaningless,” he said in an interview with Radio Gold.
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