The Executive Director for Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability, ASEPA, Mensah Thompson has taken a swipe at the ruling New Patriotic Party’s plan to send ‘‘mediocre panel members to represent the party on TV3 show because of their issues with the host.
In a long Facebook post, Mensah Thompson, stated that such move by the New Patriotic Party was childish.
According to him, while state media is constitutionally bound to provide fair representation for divergent and dissenting opinions, private media houses are under no obligation to offer their platforms for any divergent opinion.
He stated that although media houses in Ghana, out of good will, provide ample time to political parties in Ghana, the political class is still not satisfied with this privilege, which is not even available in advanced economies.
His comments were in reaction to the allegation of bias against host of TV3’s Morning Show, Johnny Hughes.
The party has threatened to boycott the show over what they describe as bias against its members who attend the show.
Reacting to the development, Mr. Mensah alleged that the NPP have resorted to be sending mediocre panel members to the TV3 morning show because of the host Johnny Hughes.
According to him, the ruling New Patriotic Party is seeking, by their decision, to reduce the richness of the debate on the morning show on TV3 by sending light weight panel members.
He described as refreshing, assurances by Management of TV3 that they are solidly behind their presenter, in spite of calls to have him axed from the show.