June 12, 2024

Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin has cautioned the media against raising unnecessary political temperature ahead of Ghana’s December 7, 2024, presidential and Parliamentary elections.

He thus admonished the media to ensure that unnecessary issues that would generate tension are not brought to the front burner.

According to him the media should be a restraining tool on politicians as sometimes politicians forget themselves, and get carried away.

“We want votes and we think everything is permissible; it is for you especially the media when you see us as your friends to put the bitter pill on our lips and tell us this will not help the country. If you also do your ‘sayoo and sayoo’ and the country is burning it will burn all of us”, he emphasized.

He made these remarks at a media engagement with members of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) when a media engagement was held with leadership of the House, as a way of briefing the press on what to expect during the third meeting of the fourth session.

He reminded the media that in the even there is crises and they run to Togo, “you cannot speak French, same with Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Even if you run to Nigeria your Ghana man accent will give you out, all we have is Ghana, let us value it.”

In addition, he urged civil society to be vibrant and proactive and to be interested in issues of governance, due diligence particularly with issues that affect the public purse when properly done by government will go a long way to better the lives of Ghanaians.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com