The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described as shocking government’s decision to boycott the Multimedia Group, while former President Jerry John Rawlings insists he will not respect his party’s decision regarding the boycott.
“I’m astonished and at a time when we have a lawyer of such repute as our President and such actions are being taken; clearly it is unconstitutional,” Nana Addo told the media yesterday during his tour of the coastal line in the Greater Accra.
“When we were there, we had a lot of many problems with the media; never did it occur to Kufuor to take this sort of gesture towards any particular item. What didn’t Radio Gold say about us? Yet, no one from the NPP came forward to make the kind of pronouncement that spokespersons of the government are doing.
“It is not for government to decide what should be the content of media publications. The idea that government can take the view that particular sections of the media are unfair to it and therefore they will prevent that media access to public events is a shocking development. If President Mills is looking for unprecedented events on his period of stewardship to talk about this is one of them,” the one time Attorney General pointed out.
“I would appear on Joy FM tomorrow. Yes, I would be on News File because they have invited me to speak on certain issues concerning the former First Lady, Nana Konadu and about myself too and by my work, I speak for the former President and until he tells me not to appear on a particular media network, I have no reason to turn down the invitation,” Mr. Adams, who was on Thursday suspended as Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, noted on Peace FM yesterday.
He said the decision was to allow the party to investigate the authenticity of a leaked audio tape recording in which a voice suspected to be Kofi’s, with another voice believed to be that of Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko of the New Patriotic Party, on how to sabotage an electoral victory for the NDC in 2012.Kofi Adams Speaks On Gabby Tape
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