The Upper East Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr Eric Amoh has come under pressure from a group calling itself Loyalists of Joseph Kofi Adda, the MP for Navrongo Central and Aviation Minister for describing him as childish and immature at a press Soirée organised by the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council recently.
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Mr Amoh at the event had chastised Mr Adda for, among other
things, vilifying the Upper Region Minister in an interview with A1 Radio,
describing his comments as childish and immature which are unbecoming of an
“This is a season that we are going to testify whether Ghana
will be peaceful or not and especially when we are entering into political
campaigns. Sadly, just somewhere last week something happened and even though I
never called any of the NPP people to complain, I just want to complain from here
so that you will take it up. Hon. Kofi Adda , MP for Navrongo, sadly, I must
say behaved childishly when he went on air and started attacking colleague
politicians especially the Minister for this region. It was sad and I’m very
sad. But I will not sit down to allow politicians to use the media to destroy
the peace of this region. I won’t allow it. I may not own the medium which the
politicians will use but as long as I stay as head of the media, I know the
dangers that radio and other forms of media can do and for that matter it is
going to be strictly sensible issues that have to discuss if you are a
politician” he is quoted to have said.
But the group is demanding an apology from the outspoken
journalist given that his comments are damaging to the reputation of the much
“The GJA chairman’s comments seek to damage the reputation of Hon. Adda and put him up for public ridicule. To the best of our knowledge, Hon. Adda never attacked and has never made attempts to vilify any political figure in the region and country. He stands for peace, serenity and development and has been very integral in peace building in the region,” a statement demanding the apology read in part.
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Meanwhile, Mr Amoh has called their bluff, insisting that he
owes no one an apology for speaking his mind.