General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has apologised to Ohemaa Sakyiwaa, the Multimedia journalist who was attacked by an activist of the NPP, Hajia Fati.
He described the attack as unfortunate, adding that under no circumstance should any journalist be attacked.
“Our party does not condone such acts and in no way should a party member attack a journalist. It’s unfortunate and so I ask Ohemaa to forgive us and put everything behind her as we resolve the matter.
“We work with you everyday and without the media, I know we can’t work efficiently and so forgive us as we investigate this matter,” he said.
John Boadu was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen on Tuesday.
Ohemaa Sakyiwaa accepted the apology on the same show.
“I have accepted your apology and I’m very happy that at least the General Secretary has come out to condemn the act,” she said.
Mr. Boadu, however, did not agree with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), for saying that the headquarters of the NPP at Asylum Down in Accra, is gradually becoming an unsafe ground for journalists.
The Executive Director of Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braima had said that the failure of NPP to crack the whip on culprits had led to a surge in the “acts of impunity”.
But Mr. Boadu thinks otherwise. He said it is too early for the MFWA to arrive at such a hasty conclusion.
“I think it’s too early for the media foundation to make such hasty declaration. We have a good relationship with the media and therefore does not see why they see our office as a danger zone”, he stated.
Meanwhile, the NPP has since condemned the attack in an official statement.