Dagbon FM Presenter's Attack By NDC Thugs Condemned: Information Ministry Demands Probe

Dagbon FM Presenter's Attack By NDC Thugs Condemned: Information Ministry Demands Probe

  • The information ministry has invited the Ghana police to launch an immediate investigation into the attack on a presenter of Dagbon FM in Tamale
  • The incident happened on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in the studios of the radio station during a live programme
  • Already the NDC in the Northern Region has asked one of its former communications officers who allegedly attacked the journalist to apologise unreservedly

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Following a viral video that showed how a radio presenter was attacked on live radio, the information ministry condemned the incident and requested an immediate investigation.

The ministry said in a statement that the attack on the journalist at Dagbon FM in Tamale presents a major source of concern.

Information ministry condemns attack on Dagbon FM presenter.
A screen grab from the viral video of the presenter being attacked (L) and Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. Source: Facebook/@moi.gov.gh
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"The Ministry condemns the act and urges the Ghana Police Service and relevant agencies to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators,” the ministry said in the statement.

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How Dagbon FM presenter was attacked on live radio

A viral video of the incident shows some people believed to be supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) physically assaulting the journalist, Abubakari Sadiq Gariba.

Reports show the incident happened on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in the studios of the Tamale-based radio station.

The thugs accused the presenter of critiquing one of the political pundits for discussing the Abudu and Andani conflict on a political campaign platform.

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NDC condemns attack on Dagbon FM presenter

However, the NDC in the Northern Region has asked its former communications officer who allegedly attacked a Dagbon FM journalist to apologise for his action.

The NDC wants a man identified as Hardi Pagzaa to apologise because the attack was unacceptable.

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Already, reports suggest that Pagzaa has been reprimanded for this action.

NDC stands a strong chance of winning the 2024 elections

In a separate story, YEN.com.gh reported that the opposition NDC has been tipped by a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit to win the next presidential and parliamentary elections.

This means that the possibility of former president John Mahama returning as president in 2024 is most likely since he is the favourite to win the party's primaries hands down on May 13.

But the EIU report released on Friday, April 28, 2023, admonishes the NDC to select a new presidential candidate like Dr Kwabena Duffuor to firm up its chances of winning the polls.

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Also, in an NDC-related story, a young member of the National Executive Committee of the party Victor Wonder Kutor has been called to the Ghana Bar Association.

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He was among 196 new lawyers called to the Ghana Bar at an event held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, May 5, 2023.

He told YEN.com.gh on the sidelines of the event that he missed out during last year's call to the bar because he was at the time studying abroad.

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