Following the invasion by some party thugs, Stephen Ntim, the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), unconditionally apologized to the management of United Television (UTV).
The issue that happened last Saturday during United Showbiz’s live broadcast was brought up by the NPP leadership with management on Monday.
On Thursday, October 12, 2023, Mr. Ntim chose to publicly apologize to UTV.
“On behalf of the party, I’m rendering an unqualified apology to the management of Despite Media, to you Kwami Sefa Kayi, and to all Ghanaians for what happened. The NPP tradition does not countenance such misbehavior as we are noted to be disciplined people.
“You know me; there have been several incidents where I have been provoked, but I never reacted and always maintained my cool and this is the sort of quality I want to transcend to party members from the national to polling station levels. I want everyone to have self-control in our political discourse,” he stated.
Chairman Ntim promised that steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence of the issue.
“I want to assure you that going forward, the party leadership will ensure that no such reprehensible act is repeated. We will be guided by discipline in our actions; you can count on us.
“Internally, we will put measures in place to ensure that this sort of behaviour does not reoccur. This assurance goes to all media houses across the country,” he noted.
The gang, comprised of young organizers from the Greater Accra area who organize constituencies, broke into the studio with the intention of removing a pundit named Kwame Asare Obeng, also referred to as A Plus.
The group said they were furious because A Plus had torn up a letter that the NPP leadership had given to UTV’s management asking for the show’s panel to be reformed so that party representatives could be included.
16 people were arrested as the police moved quickly to intervene, and they were later given bail for further investigation.