A statement from the Ministry of National Security disputing claims by #FixTheCountry activists that a phone belonging to one of them was hacked by operatives of the ministry seems to have unwittingly contradicted claims by Attorney General Godfred Dame and Dr Gideon Boako, Spokesperson of Vice President Dr Bawumia.
Dr Gideon Boako had claimed on Newsfile, a programme on television channel Joy News, that activists of #FixTheCountry had gone into a meeting with National Security operatives with their mobile phones. Mr Dame gave credence to Mr Boako’s claims on the same programme when he said that the activists had exhibited bad faith by transmitting details of the meeting to others not part of the meeting while the meeting was still taking place.
But Mr Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, a convenor of the #FixTheCountry movement who also spoke on the show refuted the claims. He later wrote on social media that if the claims of the two Government officials are found to be true, he would cease to be part of the FixTheCountry movement.
Now a statement from the National Security Ministry signed by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, which has denied Mr Barker-Vormawor’s claim of the cloning of a phone of one of the FixTheCountry activists, has also revealed that phones belonging to the activists were left at the reception of the Ministry of National Security, where the meeting with the activists took place.
“Consistent with standard practice, the phones of all visitors are kept at the reception of the Ministry. The Ministry has no basis to and did not tamper with the phones of the convenors.
The convenors were invited for a meeting to which they voluntarily attended,” the statement noted.
Meanwhile, a planned demonstration by the FixTheCountry activists has moved online following an injunction secured by the police against it. On social media, people posting and tweeting about the need for the country to be fixed.