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Afriyie Ankrah clears the air on oath-swearing video: It was taken in 2020, not 2024

The former Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has issued a statement to clarify the context of a viral video in which he and other NDC executives swore an oath with a sword.

Ankrah said that the video was recorded in 2020, before the general elections, when he was the Director of Elections for the party. He said that the oath was part of his strategy to ensure that the party’s work was done with integrity and loyalty.

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“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,” Ankrah said in the statement dated January 18.

He said that he took his role seriously and was committed to serving the party and its members and supporters.

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He also dismissed the rumours and reports that the video was related to the party’s current national executives or officials in charge of the 2024 general elections. He said that the video was inaccurate, misleading, and deliberately twisted to suit the agenda of the party’s detractors.

He urged the public to ignore the misinformation and focus on the party’s agenda to win the next elections.

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The video, which has been circulating on social media, shows Ankrah and other National Democratic Congress (NDC) officials standing on a white cloth and holding a long, shiny sword, as they take turns to recite the oath.

The oath involves a pledge not to compromise the party’s interests for personal gain in the upcoming elections, with dire consequences if they were to break their vow.

The oath ends with Ankrah saying, “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.”

Ankrah’s statement aims to clear the air on the video and reaffirm his dedication to the NDC.

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