The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has been urged by the management of Peace fm to ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ and return to the radio station’s morning political show hosted on weekdays by ace broadcaster, Kwame Sefa Kayi, dubbed “Kokrokoo”.
The national communications officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi (Esq.), on Wednesday, 6th May, 2020, released a press statement stating the party’s decision to boycott the “Kokrokoo show”.
According to the press release, the decision was taken after several months of “unfair panelling system” which the Production Team of Kokrokoo had “continuously foisted on the NDC”.
The “unfair treatment”, as explained in the press release, was the “unreasonable decision of the Producers and Host of the program to permanently reserve one (1) of the two (2) slots the party had traditionally had on Wednesdays on the show to Mr. Allotey Jacobs, who was often introduced by the host of the program as a ‘Social Commentator with strong leanings to the NDC’”.
Mr. Allotey Jacobs, a former chairman of the NDC in the Central Region, was removed from the party’s communications team when Sammy Gymafi took over as the communications officer because several party supporters had complained that the former chairman’s way of communicating was not in the good interest of the party.
The party therefore believed that the decision to reserve one of the its slot on the programme on Wednesdays to Mr. Allotey Jacobs was a deliberate attempt to “spite the NDC”.
The statement added that for over 8 months, all efforts to get the Producers and Host of the program to correct this anomaly had proven futile as the party continued to be treated with utmost contempt.
However, a statement released today and signed by the Managing Director of Despite Company Limited, the mother company of Peace fm, Fadda Dickson, reads, “Management of Peace Fm, the mother station of Despite Media wishes to state that we are not at loggerheads with the NDC.”
It further states that since the inception of the station on 25th May, 1999, they have had a “mutually beneficial relationship with all political parties including the NDC.”
In the statement, the management of the company have acknowledged responsibility for the misunderstanding between them and the NDC and have therefore urged the party to “let sleeping dogs lie and allow harmony to reign and return to the Kokrokoo show.”