Solomon Nkansah, National Communications Director, NDC
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it is appalled and outraged over the assault carried out against a journalist by a known activist of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hajia Fati.
The party, in a statement signed by its Director of Communications, Solomon Nkansah, said development was a dent on the country’s reputation on the Freedom of the Press index for Africa.
While chastising the NPP for its “lack of courage and decisiveness” in “reprimanding Hajia Fati in a timely and sincere manner considering that the unwarranted violent conduct of their leading member took place in open glare right in front of some top executives of the NPP,” the NDC called on the police to investigate the matter and make public its findings concerning various attacks carried out against journalists at the NPP Headquarters.
“The NDC is equally outraged that the NPP has not as at yet retracted and apologized to onion sellers and market women across the country. This is most reprehensible,” the statement added.
Read the full statement below
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress is appalled and outraged at the shameful and brutal assault on Ohemaa Sakyiwaa, a journalist working with Adom FM of the Multimedia Group at the New Patriotic Party’s Headquarters.
We note that the perpetrator – Hajia Fati who has become infamously notorious for unleashing violence at the NPP Headquarters attacked the harmless journalist without any provocation whatsoever while she was performing her lawful duties as a journalist on Friday, May 4, 2018.
The NDC condemns the assault on Miss Sakyiwaa in the strongest possible terms. Democratic Ghana which currently occupies the top spot in Africa on the Freedom of the Press index cannot continue to record such dents especially at the headquarters of the ruling party.