BOBIE WAS SACKED TO PLEASE AKUFO ADDO
5/17/2012 3:58:02 PM -
The cat has finally been let out of the bag! The reason why ace-presenter, Nana Bobie Ansah was dismissed from the services of Multimedia Group Ltd as a presenter with Asempa FM has been revealed.
Yesterday morning, the Deputy Director of Communication of the NPP, Mr. John Boadu, speaking on OK FM, an Accra-based radio station revealed that Bobie was dismissed to please NPP flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Boadu said if Bobie is bitter as a result of his dismissal without reason, then he should imagine how Akufo-Addo feels when Bobie deals with topics that are no palatable to Akufo-Addo.
The revelation has come as a shock to many Ghanaians, especially because the NPP has often claimed to be the proponents of free speech and press freedom. Nana Akufo-Addo, in particular, has touted as one of his achievements the repeal of the criminal libel laws while he was Attorney-General of Ghana.
Bobie has been in the news since Friday when he went ballistic on 'Thank God Is Friday (TGIF)' a TV show hosted by Kweku Sintim Misa. During the show, Bobie made several startling revelations especially that his dismissal was at the behest of the NPP which paid money to some staffers of Multimedia to get them instigate the dismissal of Bobie.
The presenter also revealed that John Boadu is a mole in the Akufo-Addo campaign team and is working tirelessly to ensure that the NPP flag-bearer loses this December elections.
According to him, Boadu is the source of many leakages from the NPP to the press and the NDC. It is for this reason, he says, that he (Boadu) does not get on well with NPP MP for Manhyia, Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
Curiously, TGIF is repeated every Sunday afternoon but for the first time, the station failed to repeat the show which was missed by many. Accusing fingers are being pointed at Haruna Alhassan, General-Manager of Metro TV, a known NPP activist as the one who stopped to re-broadcast of the show to save the NPP from shame.
Bobie has however been on the onslaught since then in his search for the reason why he was dismissed. Speaking to Alhassan Suyuhini on Monday, he dropped another bombshell, that the board chairman of Multimedia is an NPP activist who is currently helping raise funds for Nana Addo in Europe.
Sources close to Bobie said he has more bombshells to drop. It is not known whether the current revelation that he was sacked to please Akufo-Addo will abate his anger.
By Kwesi Kodua