Manasseh Azure's death threats; GJA runs to Akufo-Addo for journo's protection

Manasseh Azure's death threats; GJA runs to Akufo-Addo for journo's protection

- President Akufo-Addo has been urged to ensure the protection of Manasseh Azure Awuni

- It follows an article he wrote on the recently held elections

- The 2020 elections has been deemed as the most controversial ever

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has called for immediate police investigations into death threats against investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni.

Manasseh, on a Joy News program, revealed how an NPP enthusiast threatened to “eliminate” him of his recent article titled: “ERRORtoral Commission and Akufo-Addo’s coup d’état”, discussed the pockets of electoral violence and infractions that even left many voters disenfranchised.

Responding to this development, the GJA also called on President Akufo-Addo to intervene in the protection of the journalist so as to foster press freedom.

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“The GJA calls on the President, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, to condemn the death threats against journalists and give a firm assurance about their safety and security,” a statement signed by the association’s General Secretary demanded.

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Manasseh, in this write-up, even warned of a parliamentary coup in 2021 if the situation is not checked.

In this incendiary message, the sender makes his intention known to “eliminate” Manasseh before he destroys the peace of the country.

He then makes reference to Ahmed Suale of blessed memory who was shot in cold blood by unknown assailants.

Manasseh Azuri has been at the forefront, fighting the ills of corruption with his investigative stories and articles. Sadly, the Accra-based journo, has had to – at some point in his career – seek refuge in the US as his life and family was threatened.

Ghana’s 2020 elections has been documented by many political scientists as the most controversial and bloody.

Election results declared by the Returning Officer to the President – Jean Mensa – confirms that John Mahama was unable to garner 50 plus one votes. The results show that John Mahama polled 6,214,889 while Nana Addo polled 6,730,413 votes.

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The opposition NDC has fiercely rejected the results of the election. John Mahama has described it as flawed and rigged. Party supporters have also picketed at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission on various occasions against the results.

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Political scientists at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana argue that forming a parallel government is unconstitutional. Such acts can even trigger treasonable offences.

The Managing news editor of the crusading guide newspaper says that the results of presidential and parliamentary elections have been gazette. He believes it will only take a judgment from the Supreme Court to reverse the results of the elections.

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