NDC officially boycotts Peace FM Kokrokoo Morning Show
The NDC had announced a boycott from Peace FM Kokrokoo Morning Show claiming that it is taking the action because remarks by Allotey Jacobs, on national issues, are against the party, suspecting ‘sell-out’.
“The National Communication Bureau of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wishes to inform all its communicators, media monitors, and officials that the party has boycotted Peace (104.3) FM’s morning show (Kookrokoo) effective today, Wednesday, 6th May 2020,” Sammy Gyamfi,” it said in the statement.
The NDC stated that all efforts to get the producers and host of the programme to replace Allotey Jacobs with a fair-minded NDC member had proved futile, indicating that “the party continues to be treated with the utmost contempt.”
The opposition party indicated that the host and producers of the radio programme had “continuously foisted on the NDC” an unfair panelling system for the past eight months, by projecting Allotey Jacobs as a member of the party to take one of the two slots reserved for the NDC.
The statement pointed out that Allotey Jacobs is often introduced as a social commentator with strong leanings to the NDC “ostensibly to spite the NDC” despite consistently complaining to the management of the station for an amicable resolution of the matter.
“Specifically, the reason for this boycott has to do with the unreasonable decision of the producers and host of the programme to permanently reserve one of the two slots the party has traditionally had on Wednesdays on the show to Mr. Allotey Jacobs.
“This unfair treatment flies in the face of the long-standing tradition of the programme, which allocates two slots each to the NDC and the NPP on Wednesdays and Fridays respectively,” it said.
Sammy Gyamfi said although the NDC acknowledged the production and editorial discretion of the radio station to give its platform to whoever it deems fit, the party considered the discretion unfair, especially when the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) continues to maintain its two slots on the programme on Fridays.
For the NDC, Peace FM has deliberately reduced its slots to one “to satisfy the whim of a dictatorial host and his poodle.”
“In protest to this flagrant disregard for fairness by the host and production crew of the programme, the National Communication Bureau of the NDC has decided to cease the placement of party communicators on the ‘Kookrokoo’ show forthwith,” the statement said.
–: Daily Guide