NDC apologizes to media for verbal, physical attacks

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has apologized to the media for the verbal and physical attacks from some of its members on the media.

Some media personnel have come under attack from members of the NDC for allegedly calling the recently held election in favor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Some party members believe the media projections was the reason the Electoral Commission (EC) was forced to declare President Akufo-Addo winner of the election.

As a result of the attacks, some journalists and media houses have vowed not to attend any function held by the NDC again.

Charles Owusu of the Forestry Commission has questioned why members of the biggest opposition party keep attacking the media and at the same time expect them to cover their programmes.

But speaking to these attacks in an interview on Neat FM, National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi said there’s no justification for such attacks on the media.

He said even though “there’s been genuine cause for leading members of the NDC to criticize certain media organizations, you don’t have the right to take the law into your hands.”

“We’ve realized it’s escalating and increasing the tension, leading to insults and attacks from our members…you don’t have the right to take the law into your hands whether they (media) do the right thing or not leave it for the public to judge,” he said.

“We’re sorry for everything; under no circumstance should any supporter attack a media house no matter what…you don’t have the right to take the law into your own hands and so as leaders of the party we take full responsibility for that; we regret that and we are very sorry,” Sammy Gyamfi added.

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