The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemn unreservedly alleged attack on a journalist, Ohemaa Sekyiwaa who works with Accra-based Adom FM, part of the Multimedia Group.
John Boadu, Acting General Secretary of the party had earlier pleaded with anyone affected with the incident and the Journalist, Ohemaa Sekyiwaa that the party was not known for such barbaric acts and would take measures to ensure such things do not happen again.
“I think it is something that we cannot encourage at all”, he said in an interview with Peace FM’s ‘kokrokoo’ programme.
He later followed up with a signed statement which read that: “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”.
The incident reportedly occurred on Friday, 4 April 2018, when Mr Sammy Crabbe, who was suspended in the lead-up to the 2016 general elections, entered the headquarters to pay for his nomination forms with a banker’s draft.
Hajia Fati purportedly 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.
The case is currently under investigations at the Nima Police Station in Accra.