RE: GJA Condems Unprovoked Attack on Metro TV Cameraman
Our attention has been drawn to a report by the Western Regional Branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (Western-GJA) calling for the immediate arrest of the bodyguard of the Member of Parliament for Evalue-Jomoro Gwira Constituency and Minister of State at the Presidency for an alleged assault on a Metro TV Cameraman and the apparent deletion of video footage from his camera.
We urge the general public to disregard the call and treat it with the contempt it deserves. Hon. Catherine Afeku is an outstanding legislator who has built a solid reputation and endeared herself to many due to her exceptional performance as the Member of Parliament for Evalue Ajomoro Gwira constituency.
The facts are that we in Evalue Ajomoro Gwira NPP got intelligence that the Western Regional Secretary of the NDC Mr. Japhet Baidoo, had planned with some journalist in Takoradi to smear the image of Hon. Catherine Afeku with that particular case in question.
It was not surprising that the Metro TV cameraman came in the same vehicle with the NDC Western Regional secretary to Axim to execute their plan.
True to our intelligence, the Metro TV cameraman Alhaji Mustapha Ashley was recording court proceedings secretly without permission from the leadership of the court.
The bodyguard of Hon. Catherine Afeku just reported the case to the police and the police did their work professionally.
We beg to ask the question,
What did the GJA secretary want the MP to do? To interfere with the police in the Court premises?
The fact still remains that the NDC communicator insulted, defamed, denigrated the MP and the whole NDC regional executives led by Chairman Nana Toku were in Axim to apologize.
Again, Angate Borzah on his own volition accepted that he erred and showed remorse.
What then does the Western Regional GJA want from the MP and what is Alfred Adams interest in this case ? Since when did Metro TV start covering circuit court proceedings in Axim.
Is the Metro TV reporter not aware that video and audio recordings are not permitted in court?
The journalist’s mischievous attempt to rope in the Member of Parliament and Minister of State, Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku further exposes their evil agenda towards the innocent woman.
We in Evalue Ajomoro Gwira NPP are wide awake and call on the Western Region GJA to leave Hon. Afeku’s bodyguard alone to do his work diligently.
No amount of front Page coverage will stop the massive win awaiting Hon. Catherine Afeku.
Signed: Evalue Ajomoro Gwira NPP Communication Directorate
Ernest k. Asabil