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General News of Thursday, 30 August 2018


TV Africa apologises to Atubiga for defamatory comment by Schwarzenegger

Stephen Atubiga, flagbearer hopeful of the NDC Stephen Atubiga, flagbearer hopeful of the NDC

Private local television, TV Africa, has rendered an unqualified apology to flagbearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Stephen Atubiga for some alleged defamatory comments by a presenter of the media, Afia Schwarzenegger.

“We wish to render an unqualified apology to Mr. Stephen Atubiga for any ‘unprovoked, uncharitable, and defamatory statements’ our host Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa (Afia Schwarzenegger) may have made during the pre-recorded program aired on our network on the evening of on or about 9th August 2018,” a statement signed by the Content Creation and Production Manager, Emmanuel Paa Kwesi Ackom read.

Afia Schwarzenegger bashed Stephen Atubiga when he mentioned he doesn’t mind making former President John Mahama his running mate if structures of the party will permit.

His comment did not go down well with the outspoken media personality as she barraged on her ‘Kokonsa Police’ show that she wonders why the NDC will allow “fools” like Stephen Atubiga to meddle in their flagbearership race.

“Which audacity does Stephen Atubiga has to say that if he becomes the candidate, he will not mind picking Mahama as his running mate?” She questioned.

According to Emmanuel Paa Kwesi Ackom the comments made by Schwarzenegger did not represent the views of the Company on Stephen Atubiga hence steps are being taken to counsel our host” ensuring a thorough screening of programs aired on the station to prevent future occurrences.

Below is the full statement.