- Ghanaian entertainment pundit Kwame A Plus has strongly cautioned Ernest Owusu-Bempah over the Saturday, October 7, attack on UTV
- The hooliganism comes after A Plus tore up a letter from the NPP National leadership pressing UTV to restructure the United Showbiz during a previous programme
- In an interview, award-winning Ghanaian blogger Ameyaw Debrah condemned the act and urged the station to beef up security to ensure the safety of panellists
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Ghanaian entertainment pundit and political commentator Kwame A Plus has vehemently cautioned Ernest Owusu-Bempah over the attack on UTV.
The outspoken parliamentary hopeful claimed he had unsubstantiated information that Owusu-Bempah was behind the hooliganism that erupted on the United Showbiz programme at the Accra-based television station on Saturday, October 7.
A Plus promises to retaliate
A Plus threatened to reciprocate if the thuggery incident occurred again, saying he would not be intimidated by Owusu-Bempah, the Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) and the deputy director of communications for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
"Ernest Owusu-Bempah is said to have organised the goons who stormed here. He spent two weeks putting them together, yet it only took me 30 minutes to arrange three pickups of people to deliver them here.
"... I am warning him ... I will organise people and bring them to Ghana Gas if this happens again. I am not afraid of them," he said on UTV.
A Plus threatened to confront any attempts to harass him, declaring that no one would cower him.
A disgruntled group of young people invaded the United Showbiz studio on UTV, disrupting the live broadcast on Saturday, October 7.
The attack comes after A Plus ripped apart a letter from the National leadership of the NPP urging UTV to reform the United Showbiz. The letter stated that the show frequently unfairly criticises the Akufo-Addo-led government.
A Plus says Kufuor has encouraged him to continue criticising politicians: “Continue to do what you are doing”
The aggrieved group took over the United Showbiz studio over the actions of A Plus, which happened during a previous programme.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, celebrated Ghanaian blogger Ameyaw Debrah said the station should improve security to safeguard panellists.
''It's in bad taste. I watched it online. If people can walk into the station's premises and walk up to the studios, it shows an unsafe breach for their panellists and guests. The show sometimes runs late into the early morning, and it should be better security for people to be sure about their safety,'' he told YEN.com.gh.
The renowned media star briefly touched on what prompted the studio invasion by the thugs.
''There have been different conversations around it; some people have said if the letter was sent to management, then why was it read on TV in the first place? It should have been treated by management as a letter they had received rather than putting it out to the public and discussing it when management had yet to respond. The station didn't do well in controlling the situation, but it didn't give anybody any right to walk into a station and do what they did,'' he added.
Watch how the group stormed UTV in the video below:
Reactions to the video of A Plus
YEN.com.gh compiled some of the comments.
Oh really? U don't worship your Creator woow? Then u're not a human being. Boy tell me who are you? Are u an animal.
So UTV is becoming a war station?
When u support a useless government, this is what happens Aplus and is sad , we hate to put Ghana first , how can this be possible under 2023 is so shamed but u made clowns rule as so what else do u expect bro.
They are all fighting their way up to steal money.
Omu y3 cobra .
Buh, the host shouldn't have allowed him utter his angry words on their platform it will bring another issue despite the fact that A plus life was in danger and he got pissed.
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What's wrong with Ghana?
So in this Ghana, who is that A Plus.
He is part of the whole thing going on. What u sow is what you... continue.
I support you.
Awww, say it's again.
That Owusu Bempah paa, who does he think he is koraaa?
Kwame Aplus you think you are the only man in Ghana, massa stop your nonsense and stop attacking owusu bempah! Gyimii nkoaaa ena erekoso.
Kwame A Plus spends time with his family
Still on the pundit, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Ghanaian hiplife artiste and political enthusiast Kwame A Plus surfaced in videos spending time with his family in the UK.
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