A former Editor of the Daily Guide Newspaper Ebenezer Ato Sam known popularly as Baby Ansaba is dead.
It is gathered that the veteran Journalist who until his death was the Managing Editor of the New Punch newspaper died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after battling a short illness.
In 2010, Baby Ansaba, made hair-raising revelations of how he has in the recent past published stories he knew were untrue in support of causes he believed in.
But he says he has denounced that ‘regretful’ and unethical past and will henceforth live true to the journalism profession.
Those lies, he claimed, a included publication ahead of the 2008 general elections that then candidate J.E.A. Mills was sick and had been hospitalised, and another, later on, that Mills had fallen flat (owing to weak health) on a political platform during a campaign rally.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sεn programme then hosted by Nana Kwabena Bobie Ansah, Baby Ansaba heaped praises on President Mills for counting him worthy to travel with him on an international tour, explaining that even the John Agyekum Kufuor-led New Patriotic Party, for which he crusaded to help keep it in power, did not as much as offer him a single trip on any of the president’s over 180 international tours.
He said while some of the publications, aimed at undermining the National Democratic Congress party’s effort at winning power were pure fabrications, he and others who were similarly disposed, were sometimes misled because they were not offered the true reflection of certain situations.