Founding President of policy think tank, Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has criticised the boycott of Kokorooko, a flagship political programme on Peace FM, by opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), arguing that instead of a boycott, the NDC could have deployed another means of protesting and getting the change they desire.
He suggested that the NDC could have simply sponsored serial callers and texters and social media users to protest whenever Allotey Jacobs is present on the show.
“The NDC shouldn’t have boycotted Kokorooko. They should have simply sponsored serial callers and Texters, tweeters, facebookers to protest any time Mr. Jacobs was on the show. I’m sure the producers would have advised themselves,” he tweeted.
The NDC has boycotted Peace FM mainly due to the regular presence of Mr Allotey Jacobs, a now-suspended NDC stalwart who has constantly chastised the NDC, and the dictatorial tendencies of the host of the political show.
But it is the contention of Mr Cudjoe that the boycott of the station should not have happened given that inundating the programme with protest calls and messages (SMS and social media messages) could have been used to get the producers of the political show to have a change of mind.
Allotey Jacobs, a former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC, has consistently for a considerable length of time now chastised his party on the programme while remaining mute on issues deserving criticism once they are linked to the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP).
He has now been suspended for what the NDC describes as “persistent anti-party conduct”