The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has declared that it will boycott all political programming on Nhyira FM, a radio station situated in Kumasi that broadcasts under the Multimedia Group’s license.
The party has also demanded that the business suspend the host of the morning show while inquiries into the bribery claims made against him are conducted.
The media outlet has angrily refuted the claim that journalist Kwadwo Jantuah received US$2,000 and GHC2,000 in cash from the office of former President John Mahama in order to carry out the demands of the opposition NDC.
Jimmy Aglah, the general manager of Kumasi Business, claimed that the charges of bribery are “unsubstantiated” in a statement.
“Preliminary investigation reveal that the allegations are unsubstantiated. The Station engaged all persons mentioned in the allegation and they have all retracted the allegation. The person who made that particular allegation has accordingly apologized,” portions of the statement said.
Dennis Kwakwa, the NPP’s regional communications director for Ashanti, called the journalist’s actions disgraceful and urged all parties to pay close attention as he moves to petition the Special Prosecutor about the situation.
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