The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed strong condemnation of the invasion of United Television (UTV) studios by a group of individuals last night.
These individuals disrupted the station’s prime-time entertainment show, ‘United Showbiz,’ threatening the host and her guests on live television.
In a statement denouncing this act, the NDC alleged that the intruders were led by the Klottey Korle Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), reportedly under the orders of Ernest Owusu Bempah, a Deputy Director of Communications, and other prominent figures within the ruling party.
“The NDC firmly condemns this disgraceful act, as there is no place for such uncivilized and unacceptable behaviour in a democracy,” the statement read.
The party emphasized that this incident was a stain on the country’s democracy and further eroded the already fragile state of press freedom in the nation.
“We in the NDC are deeply concerned about the increasing intolerance of dissenting opinions in Ghana today, under the current government led by Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP. We strongly oppose the ruling NPP’s efforts to silence opposing voices and instigate a culture of suppression,” the party stated.
The NDC called upon advocates of free speech to raise their voices against such hooliganism before it escalates further.
“Our freedom of the press and democratic values are under serious threat, and staying silent in these times would only encourage injustice. We also urge the Ghana Police Service to promptly investigate this incident and ensure that all individuals responsible are prosecuted according to the law. The NDC will closely monitor developments in this crucial matter and will not accept anything less than justice,” the statement concluded.