In an unexpected turn of events, creators of the alleged plagiarized video that was thought to belong to the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) say the campaign was designed to guide electorates to choose the right leader during the December polls.
Despite the use of the red, blue and white colours associated with the opposition party, a member of the Hope Campaign Group and a dominant face on the video, Kwaku Quarshie, says NPP cannot claim ownership of the video.
Kwaku Quarshie and Sofia Korkor, another member of the Hope Group, said on the Super Morning Show Friday that the video is only cautioning Ghanaians to vote wisely.
The video featured Kweku [the narrator] encouraging Ghanaians not to abandon their hope because of the deteriorating economy, but to hold on for a selfless, incorruptible leader.
The narrator said a better leader will put smiles on the faces of Ghanaians who are getting disillusioned with the worsening living standards in the country.
Few days later, the same video, with the same narrator was doctored, with the new version now touting the achievements of President John Mahama.
The NPP’s National Youth Organiser, Sammy Awuku, has since accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of stealing their ideas, a claim the NDC has rejected.
However, the Hope Campaign Group told Super Morning Show the opposition party is getting ahead of itself.
The Group insists they are not pro-NPP.