Politics of Thursday, 25 October 2012
Senior Sports Journalist Yaw Ampofo Ankrah says his endorsement of President Mahama in the Presidential race is not financially-induced.
According to him, he has not received money from the ruling party to throw his weight behind the President.
Mr. Ampofo-Ankrah is just one of several showbiz personalities to endorse President Mahama in the past few weeks.
The others include top radio show host Abeiku Santana, Actresses Juliet Ibrahim, Kalsum Sinare and Selassie Ibrahim as well as comedian Clement Bonney popularly known as “Mr Beautiful”.
They are all campaigning for President Mahama in their own little circles.
There are claims they have been enticed financially hence their support for the President.
But Mr. Ampofo-Ankrah in an interview with XYZ News stated that he has not sold his conscience and reputation for money.
“I am ready to give out my bank accounts for you to check, there is no financial returns, why would I do that” Mr. Ampofo Ankrah said.
The ace Sports Journalist added “that the reason why I have left my position as Head of Sports (TV3) is that sports brings a lot of people together and the last thing I would want to do is to use that position to compromise my stand.
“That is why for now I am not contracted to any media house after the elections I can go back and continue for my profession”.
He however added that he has been at the receiving end of insults ever since he endorsed President Mahama and announced his decision to campaign for the President.
“If you go to my facebook, for the last two weeks I have been bombarded with insults and all manner of accusations but that has made me more determined” He said. Radioxyzonline