Manager of Citi FM, one of the radio stations in Ghana, Mr. Samuel Attah-Mensah also known as Sammens has officially confirmed his support for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Sammens confirmed the widely held notion that he was an avid supporter of the NPP on the satirical talk show, Tonight with Nii Kpakpo Thompson last Friday on Viasat1 Ghana.
He nonetheless, contended that one’s political leanings should not prevent them from being objective with other political parties and insisted that he didn’t particularly care what anybody said about his position.
“I support the NPP; I support the NPP, so what? I should be able to support the NPP or the NDC and still give a fair chance to every political party with my media. So that’s who I am. I mean ideologically, I don’t care what whoever says…” “I have said it even on Viasat1.
I support the NPP and I’ve said it over and over again for effect, so that you know that you should be able to support a political party and be fair to all players,” he maintained. Sammens also argued that he believed in developmental politics and as a media person, he preferred to clearly state his position and be fair to everybody rather than pull strings behind the scene.
“There are people who tell you that... me I am a media man I don’t support any party yet they are doing ‘asumasedwuma’ [pull strings behind the scenes].” Mr. Samuel Attah-Mensah, who was arrested in November 2014 in connection with a publication by his station’s news portal, (citifmonline), however maintained that he had a lot of friends in the ruling NDC led government despite his political affiliation.
“This is what it is. I mean that doesn’t make me an enemy of the other political parties. I have very wonderful friends from the NDC; from the president to whomever you want to think about. I am very comfortable with that,” the outspoken manager indicated. He finally waded into the recent Montie 3 controversy and cautioned against blackmailing the president.
“It’s okay to show some empathy because they are human beings and they erred, and they have been sentenced. It’s okay to even ask that the president should pardon.
But I don’t think anybody should go about blackmailing the president that if you don’t do that, I won’t do this. It’s absolutely rubbish.”
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