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Viral video of me swearing on my son’s life to stay true to NDC was made in 2020 – Elvis Afriyie Ankrah clarifies

Headlines Viral video of me swearing on my sons life to stay true to NDC was made in 2020 – Elvis Afriyie Ankrah clarifies
JAN 17, 2024 LISTEN

Former Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has clarified that the viral video in which he is seen swearing on his life and that of his first son to stay true to the party is not a new video.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the former Sports Minister is seen swearing that may he die if he betrays the NDC for money in the upcoming election.

He further swears that if he sells out the NDC, his first-born child should also die.

"If I compromise and sell my party out for money for this coming election, may I die and my firstborn also die in my place. So, help me God, Amen,” Elvis Afriyie Ankrah said in the viral video.

Speaking to Modernghana news this evening, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has clarified that the video was made in 2020 prior to the elections that saw former President John Dramani Mahama defeated.

“This was 2020 when I was a director of elections and we were going to do the training of trainers….We had the intel that some people had been compromised and there would be an attempt to compromise the trainers

“We looked at a number of things and this was one of the methods we decided to use to abort such attempts,” he explained.

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah told this reporter, “So, we said Christians must swear by the sword. I as a leader had to show leadership by example and I took the oath. I did it without hesitation because there was no way even a trillion dollars would compromise me. Muslims and Traditionalists also went through the same processes. Some people refused to go through the process so I believe what we did worked.”

Mr. Afriyie said the process helped the party to work with committed people who put in their all for the NDC to secure 137 seats in Parliament.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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