The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has strongly condemned the invasion of the United Television (UTV) studio by some thugs belonging to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The opposition party in a statement alleged that the thugs were led by the Klottey Korle Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party, under the orders of Ernest Owusu Bempah, a Deputy Director of Communications and other rank and file of the party. .
“The NDC condemns this shameful act in no uncertain terms, as there can be no place for such uncivilised and beastly conduct in a democracy,” NDC said in the statement.
The NDC described the attack as a blight on the country’s democracy and further erodes the fast dwindling press freedom fortunes of the country.
“We in the NDC are deeply worried about the level of intolerance of dissenting views in Ghana today under the tyrannical Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government. We completely condemn the extent to which the ruling NPP is determined to go to institutionalise a culture of silence,” the NDC noted.
The NDC called for thoroughly investigations into the occurrence and noted that it will closely monitor the process.
“Our press freedom and democratic credentials are under serious attack, and to remain silent in these times is to encourage the triumph of evil. We further call on the Ghana Police Service to expeditiously investigate this incident and ensure that all the culprits are duly prosecuted in accordance with law.
“The NDC shall be monitoring every development on this important matter and will not accept anything short of justice,” the statement stated.