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Politics of Thursday, 14 May 2020

Source: peacefmonline.com

Peace FM 'Kokrokoo': NDC boycott ‘cowardly’ – Kweku Baako fires

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The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has described as 'cowardly' NDC's boycott of Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' platform.

"I’ve never supported boycott of media houses and both parties have done it; in principle, I am against it; I just don’t go for it; it’s a non-starter . . . to be honest it is cowardly and so I was against the NDC’s boycott," he indicated.

The NDC has decided to boycott Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo' because of now Social Commentator, Bernard Allotey Jacobs.

In a statement signed by its National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, the party said: "Specifically, the reason for this boycott has to do with the unreasonable decision of the Producers and Host of the program to permanently reserve one (1) of the two (2) slots the party has traditionally had on Wednesdays on the show to Mr. Allotey Jacobs, who is often introduced by the host of the program as a “Social Commentator with strong leanings to the NDC”, ostensibly to spite the NDC.

The statement further described the host of the show, Kwami Sefa Kayi as a 'dictator'.

Kweku Baako who thinks the word 'dictator' was too harsh and should not have been used to describe Kwami Sefa Kayi, said he tried to reach out to the National Chairman of the NDC since he was once a regular panel member of 'Kokrokoo' "not because of Allotey Jacobs' suspension but on the content of the statement," but to no avail.

"I tried to reach the Chairman of the party; I called; it rang to the end and he didn’t pick, I sent text messages; seven days gone there has been no acknowledgment of my call or text. I was calling to plead but to understand to find out that this line dictatorial whether he was aware or not because he has once been a benefactor of this show," he indicated.

Renegotiation and NDC comeback

The renowned journalist, who was contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', further urged Kwami Sefa Kayi to renegotiate with the opposition party for them to return to the show.

"They need to come back for a renegotiation . . . I will love if you will be able to settle the issue and get the NDC back on this platform," he added.

Listen to Kweku Baako's submission in the video below



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