The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemn unreservedly an alleged attack on a journalist, Ohemaa Sekyiwaa who works with Accra based Adom FM.
The incident occurred on Friday, 4 April 2018, as Mr Sammy Crabbe, who was suspended in the lead-up to the 2016 general elections, along with then-NPP National Chairman Paul Afoko and then-General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong, entered the headquarters to pay for his nomination forms with a banker’s draft.
Hajia Fati is alleged to have slapped Ohemaa Sekyiwaa on her face when she tried interviewing her (Hajia Fati) about issues regarding suspended Sammy Crabbe whom she prevented from picking nomination forms to contest for the Chairmanship position at the NPP’s National Delegates Conference.
John Boadu had earlier pleaded with anyone affected with the incident and the Journalist, Ohemaa Sekyiwaa that the party is not known for such babaric acts and will take measures to ensure such things do not happen again.
“I think it is something that we can not encourage at all”, he said in an interview with Peace FM’s ‘kokrokoo’ programme..
Below is the full Statement:
NPP condemns attack on journalist
The NPP has noted with concern an alleged attack on a journalist by one of its supporters, Hajia Fati.
We distance ourselves from the act and condemn it unreservedly.
The party wishes to assure Ghanaian journalists that, it respects and cherishes the role of the media as partners in development and does not condone any action intended to suppress press freedom.
No journalist should feel intimidated and must continue to discharge his/her duties without fear.
Though the New Patriotic Party has already begun an internal enquiry into the alleged incident, we will also cooperate with other agencies investigating same.