The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated its intention to apprehend and punish those responsible for the attack on Citi FM/Citi TV’s Akosua Otchere.
During a visit to the management of Citi FM/Citi TV, the party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, apologized to Ms. Otchere and the station for the unfortunate attack at the party’s South La office during the vetting of Odododiodio constituency parliamentary candidate aspirants.
“It is very unfortunate that Akosua Otchere, who has been covering a number of NDC events, got attacked. We have seen the extent of the injury she sustained, and we are praying and hoping for a speedy recovery. We are committed to providing some support to assist her medical treatment.
“But more importantly, we want to express our commitment to investigating this matter with the objective of apprehending the perpetrators and punishing them appropriately, both at the level of the party and the level of the state. We have officially reported the matter to the police, and the functional executive committee will be discussing the way forward on this matter.”
The NDC, according to Sammy Gyamfi, is dedicated to allowing journalists to operate freely and equitably in order to hold political authorities responsible.
“The NDC does not subscribe to violence at all. We are a peace-loving democratic party, and we believe in the role of the media in nation-building and in holding the leaders of this country accountable. Therefore, we would be the last people to endorse or support something like this,” he said.