THE CHIEF Executive Officer (CEO) of Marrer Ghana Limited and Sustgad Boat Building and Fishing Industry, Mr Novihoho Afaglo has called on all media houses and journalists across the country to be circumspect in their reportage. “You should not flame passion and cause confusion during and after the December 7 general election”.
Mr Afaglo further indicated that this election season is the time for media houses to start preaching peace and educate the general public on issues relating to violence.
According to him, Ghana has come a long way in terms of democratic rule and therefore cannot risk the peace and security it is earned throughout all these years.
He charged that media practitioners should not allow any politician to use their platform to provoke people through ethnic bigotry.
He said many politicians and other bootlickers would use all means including financial influence to entice media owners and journalists just to thwart facts and figures to their benefits in the upcoming general elections.
“This is because some politicians can find ways and means to mislead their followers with false promises and hopes knowing well that the things they are promising are hard to achieve,” Mr Afaglo stated.
He said politicians must give the citizenry reason why they should vote for them to gain political power.
“You should throw more light on peaceful elections rather than engaging in all manner of insults and counter insults.”
The CEO said politicians in Africa will never change, after giving their followers a reason to fight for them, “should anything happen to you, you’re on your own and mind you the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are the same people. Outside their homes, they portray pictures for the followers to think they are enemies but in close doors they are the best of friends,” he stated.
He therefore called on all Ghanaians especially the youth not to allow themselves to be used by these politicians as instruments of violence.