The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rubbished allegations that it has created fake news websites to misinform the public.
The Deputy National Youth Organiser of the NDC, Edem Agbana in defence of his party rejected the claims.
The NDC Deputy Organiser was parrying off claims of the Deputy Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mustapha Hamid, at a press conference on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, that the NDC was hiding behind the alleged fake news sites to create disaffection for the ruling party.
“The NDC has resorted to spreading fake news to dent the image of the NPP government. A fake news portal, graphicgh.com, has been created to mimic graphic.com.gh to churn out fake news that misinforms the general public. Indeed, the NDC has registered and is using so many of such domain names to populate the internet space with a lot of fake news.”
“It was therefore not surprising that leading NDC operatives started referencing graphicgh.com, the fake news portal, as the source for the alleged blacklisting of Ghana by the European Union (EU),” he added.
But the NDC Deputy Youth Organiser in response described the claims as ‘petty politics’ by the NPP.
According to him, President Akufo-Addo has failed terribly in handling security issues in the country and should be blamed for what is happening in the country.
“My point is that there is a global trend of fake news and sadly we are all victims of same. In 2016 a number of despicable things were written about John Mahama and other NDC officials.
“I used to work with Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and a number of times we had to issue disclaimers about stories done about him. So for the NPP to take this fake news issue and try to put at the doorsteps of the NDC and blame the NDC for it, how ridiculous can this be?”
“With a few days to the elections, they should be telling Ghanaians what is in it for them and how they intend to transform the economy, how they intend to create jobs for them and how they intend to solve the problem of insecurity that President Akufo-Addo as chairman of the National Security Council has failed terribly in resolving and not to put the NDC at the receiving end of his non-performance and failure.”