The ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, has demanded an unqualified apology from the multimedia group over its failure to admint its representatives to its Newsfile programme on Saturday.
The station had turned away two representatives of the NPP, Eric Twum, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority and Henry Nana Boakye, the Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme.
The host of the programme, Samson Anyenini, had explained at the beginning of the show that the two “were not up to the standard of the show” for which reason producers had failed to admit them to the programme.
However, the Acting General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, in a statement, insisted that the description of the two as being below the standard of the current affairs programme was “unsavoury”.
The statement reads in part: “The New Patriotic Party (NPP) demands an official apology from your media organisation and also Samson Anyenini, the host of your programme, Newsfile.
“The NPP, after submitting names for representation on the Saturday 15th April, 2017 edition of Newsfile, was surprised to hear on the live show our representatives “were not up to the standard of the show”. The unsavoury pronouncement was made by the host.
“The party finds this statement very unfortunate.
“Mr Henry Nana Boakye, who is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme and Eric Twum, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, are members of our national communications team.
“We have worked hand in hand with your organisation at different levels and find this not only unnecessary but a display of high handedness in a simple matter that could have been resolved through dialogue and respect.
“The party demands an immediate and an unqualified apology from Multimedia and from Samson Anyenini.”