"It Is Unfortunate" - John Boadu Condemns Attack On Journalist

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has came under fire after one of its staunch members, Hajia Fati attacked a journalist at the party's headquarters, Friday.

Hajia Fati is alleged to have slapped Ohemaa Sekyiwaa, a journalist with the Multimedia Group, when she tried interviewing her (Hajia Fati) about issues regarding suspended Sammy Crabbe whom she (Fati) had allegedly prevented from picking up nomination forms to contest for the Chairmanship position at the NPP’s National Delegates Conference.

Many were wondering why the party was silent on the issue especially as they joined journalists worldwide to celebrate the 2018 International Press Freedom Day.

On Tuesday in an interview with Kwami Sefa-Kayi on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo', the Acting General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu condemned the act, adding that under no circumstance should any journalist be attacked.

He pleaded with anyone affected by the incident and the Journalist, Ohemaa Sekyiwaa, that the party is not known for such barbaric acts and will take measures to ensure such incidents do not happen again.

"....it is unfortunate....I think it is something that we can not encourage at all", he said.

The NPP will be electing national executives from 15 – 17 Juned in Koforidua, Eastern Region. It follows its branch and regional elections held across the country.

Click the audio above to listen to the full interview.