- Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni, says he’s unperturbed by threats on his life for fighting corruption
- He was threatened for writing an article over the challenges with the elections in Ghana
- The title of the article was “ERRORtoral Commission and Akufo-Addo’s coup d’état”
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Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azuri Awuni, says he will not be cowed into shirking his responsibility to fight corruption and other ills in Ghanaian society.
The controversial journo’s comments come on the back of death threats he received over an article he wrote on the continuously changing figures of the parliamentary election results.
The presidential results which were in favour of the incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo also saw some alterations since they were first announced publicly by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa.
The 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.
“I will do what is right and trust God to protect me,” Awuni said Monday on JoyFM’s Super Morning Show (SMS).
Meanwhile, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) demanded immediate police investigations into the death threats.
The GJA also called on President Akufo-Addo to intervene in the protection of the journalist to foster press freedom.
In a separate development, the presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Lartey, says John Dramani Mahama’s decision to challenge the outcome of the 2020 polls in court will be an exercise in futility.
According to the GCPP leader, National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) lost cleanly lost the presidential race to the incumbent, President Akufo-Addo.
“You’ve lost the election, he shouldn’t go to court; it’s a waste of money,” Lartey who doubles as the Secretary-General for the West African Association of Political Parties was quoted as saying by Starr News.
He believed that Mahama is being pressurised by some elements in the NDC to continuously reject the outcome of the elections.
The NPP, however, welcomed the decision. According to its General Secretary, John Boadu, it was better than the “needless demonstrations” staged by the NDC across the country.
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