Media giant Peace FM, a subsidiary of the Despite Media has begged National Democratic Congress (NDC) to appear on the morning show.
The biggest opposition party, NDC notified its communicators, media monitors, and officials that the party has boycotted Peace FM’s Kokrokoo hosted by Kwame Sefa Kayi effective, Wednesday, 6 May 2020.
A statement issued and signed by the party’s national communication officer, Mr Sammy Gyamfi, said: “This decision has been occasioned by the unfair panelling system that the production team of that programme has continuously foisted on the NDC over a number of months”.
“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, who is often introduced by the host of the programme as a ‘social commentator with strong leanings to the NDC”, ostensibly to spite the NDC”, the statement said.
It continued: “All efforts to get the producers and host of the programme to give us a fair representation on the show over the past eight months, including a complaint to the management of the station for an amicable resolution of this matter, have proven futile, as the party continues to be treated with utmost contempt”.
Reacting to this, the management of the Accra based mother station noted that they are not at loggerheads with the NDC.
According to them, since the inception of the station I 1999, they have mutually beneficial relationship with all political parties including the NDC.
Therefore they urged the NDC to let sleeping dogs lie and allow peace to reign between both parties and return to the Kokrokoo show.
Read the full statement below:
APPEARANCE OF NDC ON THE KOKROKOO SHOW OF PEACE FM
Management of Peace FM the mother station of Despite Media wishes to state that we are not at loggerheads with the NDC.
Since the inception of Peace FM on May 25, 1999, we have had mutually beneficial relationship with all political parties including the NDC.
However in recent times there has been a misunderstanding between us and the NDC in relation to the paneling of the discussion segment of the Kokrokoo Show.
Management of Despite Media acknowledges responsibility for whatever misunderstanding that has been between us and the NDC in recent times.
We therefore urge the NDC to let sleeping dogs lie and allow harmony to reign and return to the Kokrokoo Show.
As agents and stakeholders of development, we may agree to disagree all for the sake of Ghana our motherland.
We count on a mutually favourable acknowledgement.