Former Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah says his viral vow to stay true to the party is a testament to his commitment to his role at the time and the party.
In a statement dated January 18, he said the oath was taken ahead of the 2020 General elections when he occupied the Director of Elections position in the party.
“For the records, the said ceremony was arranged at my own behest ahead of the past general elections of 2020 when I was the Director of Elections of our party.
“It is yet another example of how seriously I took my role and how committed I was to ensure that we did our work with utmost integrity in the interest of our party and its members and supporters.”
The clarification comes after it was reported that the oath was taken ahead of the 2024 General elections.
He indicated that the speculations over the video which went viral this mid-week are inaccurate, misleading and deliberately twisted to suit the agenda of their detractors.
“The said video has nothing to do with our national executives and our party officials in charge of managing the upcoming 2024 general elections. I therefore urge the public to ignore the fake news.”
The viral video featured Afriyie Ankrah and other executives of the NDC being ushered into an oath by a “man of God”.
“I vow that if I compromise and sell my party out for money for this coming election, may I die and my first child also die in my place. So help me God,” he was captured as saying while he held onto a sword and stood on a scarf provided by the pastor.