NDC Condemns Assault on Citi FM/TV Journalist
The National Democratic Congress has condemned the attack on Akosua Otchere, a journalist with Accra-based Citi FM/TV, during the vetting of aspirants for their upcoming parliamentary primaries in the Odododiodio constituency on Friday, October 13, 2023.
Ms Otchere was reportedly attacked by some NDC thugs, who twisted her hand and snatched her phone.
“While the party was vetting aspirants for our upcoming parliamentary primary in the Odododiodio constituency, some aggrieved persons took the law into their hands and engaged in acts of vandalism”.
“In the course of the pandemonium, a journalist with Accra-based Citi FM/TV by the name Akosua Otchere was attacked and manhandled”.
“The NDC regrets and condemns the attack on Akosua Otchere in no uncertain terms. The conduct of the people who attacked the journalist is highly irresponsible and does not reflect our identity as defenders of press freedom and a party that fosters a cordial working relationship with the media”.
“We wish to unreservedly apologise to the journalist, Akosua Otchere and the entire Citi FM/Citi TV fraternity for this sad development”.
“The NDC is truly a democratic and peace-loving political institution that upholds the critical role of the media in nation-building. We neither subscribe to nor condone acts of violence of any form, let alone attacks on journalists,” the NDC said in a press statement signed by the National Communication Officer of the Party, Sammy Gyamfi, on October 14, 2023.
Meanwhile, the executives of the party have assured that steps will be taken to punish all the perpetrators so such an unlawful offence does not repeat itself in the party.
“The party takes full responsibility for this incident and assures the general public that we shall take immediate steps to fish out the perpetrators. All those found culpable shall be dealt with in accordance with the disciplinary rules of the party and the laws of Ghana”, the statement added.
Find the full statement below.