August 22, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, Teophilus Tetteh Chaie has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s attack on the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) as a diversionary tactic to take the attention of Ghanaians off the winning pair of President John Mahama and Vice President Amissah Arthur.

He said the largest opposition party; the NPP realizing that it has already lost the upcoming December general elections has resorted to using all manner of ridiculous measures to take some steam out of the NDC unbeatable duo who are poised and on course to registering a resounding victory in December.

The Pro opposition NPP Think Thank, The Danquah Institute in a press release criticized the nation’s broadcaster, GTV, accusing it of offering unfair airtime to one party against all others.

It added that the station through its activities has turned into a propaganda mouthpiece for the ruling NDC.

According to the Danquah Institute, GBC has ignored all other activities of other Presidential Candidates as the December 7 elections heats up and focusing on the activities of President John Dramani Mahama.

However speaking on Asempa FM’s Eko sii sen programme on Tuesday, Hon. Tetteh Chaie stated that the NPP’s attack is needless as GTV has done nothing wrong to warrant that accusation, adding that President Mahama is only on a thank you tour across the country for the support of all Ghanaians during the death of Ex President Mills, and is not campaigning as has been put out there by the opposition.

The MP posited that GTV as a state broadcaster has a duty to publicize the policies and programmes of government to the public and that GTV does its work without partisan consideration, adding that he was sure that an equal playing field would be granted to all the political parties.

He said the NPP is taking its own bitter pill that it gave to the then opposition parties in 2008 when it was in power and worked with GTV to deny other parties adequate coverage in the run up to the 2008 general elections.

Hon. Tetteh Chaie added that while the NPP concentrates its efforts on finding fault with the national broadcaster the NDC will continue to do what is electorally possible to win the election to enable it continue with the execution of the Better Ghana Agenda.

Kwadwo Anim/