A stalwart of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Yayra Koku has kicked against the apology and reconciliation appeal by Accra-based Peace FM, a mother station of the ‘Despite Media Group’ stating that the NDC party does not need them to win the December polls, MyNewsGh.com reports.
Describing the station as an annex of Oman FM (a known sympathizing station of the ruling New Patriotic Party), Yayra pointed out that the station’s flagship ‘Kokrokoo’ programme hosted by Kwami Sefa Kayi needs the NDC to make money.
“We don’t need Kokrokoo programme to win the election. They need us to make money. The programme is now like Oman FM Boiling Point Annex. Left to me, Aluta continuaaaaaa…What do you think?” He said in a tweet sighted by MyNewsGh.com on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
The management of Accra-based Peace FM has urged the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to let sleeping dogs lie and return to the station’s morning show, Kokrokoo program.
The statement, signed by the Managing Director (MD) of Peace FM, Fadda Dickson, and dated Wednesday, 23 September 2020, said: “The management of Peace FM, the mother station of Despite Media, wishes to state that we are not at loggerheads with the NDC”.
“Since the inception of Peace FM on May 25, 1999, we have had a mutually beneficial relationship with all political parties, including the NDC”.
“However, in recent times, there has been a misunderstanding between us and the NDC in relation to the panelling of the discussion segment of the Kokrokoo show”.
“The management of Despite Media, acknowledges responsibility for whatever misunderstanding that has arisen between us and the NDC in recent times”.
“We, therefore, urge the NDC to let sleeping dogs lie and allow harmony to reign and return to the Kokrokoo show”.
“As agents and stakeholders of development, we may agree to disagree, all for the sake of Ghana, our motherland”, the statement addressed to NDC General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia said.
Earlier, the party’s National Communication Officer, Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi denied ever begging the radio station to resume appearing on its morning show after staging a boycott of the station’s program some months ago.
“For the records, the NDC has never and will never beg to appear on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo”, the party’s National Communication Officer, Mr Sammy Gyamfi tweeted.
He said: “The Communication Bureau that I lead, does not intend to ever return to that show”.
He added: “The NDC brand is far greater than that overhyped platform”.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020