In a press release issued today, #TheNewForce expressed strong dissatisfaction with Sam Ankrah, accusing him of fraudulently claiming credit for the widely circulated “The Man in the Mask” campaign, which they assert was created by their organization.
The statement categorically denies any connection between Sam Ankrah and the creative concept, design, and inventive process behind “The Man in the Mask” campaign.
#TheNewForce accuses Ankrah of exploiting the ingenuity of young Ghanaians for his personal gain and political ambitions.
“We are disappointed that Mr. Sam Ankrah has sought to deliberately exploit the ingenuity of young Ghanaians and coopted their vision and creativity to project dubious political ambitions,” the statement reads.
The organization, expressing concern over Ankrah's conduct, sees it as evidence of a lack of credibility that undermines his personal integrity and his ability to lead a new political vision for the country.
Following legal advice, #TheNewForce intends to file a complaint with the Electoral Commission against Sam Ankrah, citing a violation of Section 6 of the Political Parties Act 2000 (Act 526).
According to the organization, Ankrah's actions constitute an offence under the Act, making him liable to punishment, including imprisonment.
The press release also highlights #TheNewForce's intention to reserve the right to consider civil action against Ankrah for the alleged infringement of their intellectual property rights, covering original artistic and creative works, graphics, images, text, symbols, logos, and distinctive visual layout.
The statement concludes with a demand that Ankrah immediately cease and desist from any further use, reproduction, distribution, or modification of #TheNewForce's intellectual property.
Additionally, the organization requests Ankrah to delete the images in question from all platforms and issue an appropriate public apology for the alleged infringement.