July 13, 2024

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Beatrice Annan has sent a strong warning to female journalists and morning show hosts who allegedly held a meeting with the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia at Tang palace.

According to her, a number of female journalists and morning show hosts left a meeting with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer’s wife with fat envelopes and they should not start any advocacy on social media, radio and TV that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the best so Ghanaians should vote for him in December 7.

“A number of female journalists and morning show hosts who just left a meeting with Samira Bawumia at Tang palace with fat envelopes should not start any advocacy on social media, radio and TV on how Bawumia is the best here. We know you and you are warned.” She wrote on her X.

Beatrice Annan said there is nothing wrong for any political party to engage journalists and sell their policies to them but there is everything wrong if they select a few to sell their conscience for propaganda which will not benefit the entire country.

“I wish to salute all the hardworking journalists, especially female journalists who have been consistent and fair to both political parties and discharged their duties in the most professional manner. Some have reached out indicating their refusal to attend.”

“There is nothing wrong if any political party wants to engage journalists and sell their policies to them but there is everything wrong if a select few would want to sell their conscience, dictate the pace and skew information(as though they were being objective) while they benefit from goodies to the detriment of the collective good of society.” She said.

The NDC communicator inndicated that the NDC will engage journalists openly to seek policy proposals on how to promote the development of the country.

“The NDC in the coming days will engage journalists openly seeking policy proposals on how to aid the fourth estate to work better in a secure and tolerant environment. Ghana has consistently been performing poorly on the press freedom index since 2018 and this should be a concern to all.”

“Why should we surrender the development of our country to the tyranny of a group of people who believe paying their way through every situation is the way out while our people wallow in poverty.”

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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