National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has stated that the party will not "beg" to appear on Peace Fm's 'Kokrokoo' morning show.
Sammy Gyamfi in May this year boycotted Peace FM’s morning show after describing the host of the show as a dictator and bias.
A subsequent statement was issued to that effect barring all communicators of the party from appearing on the show.
However, reports in sections of the media suggest that the NDC is lobbying to reappear on the show hosted by Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace Fm after months of boycott.
This was first hinted by Editor In Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, a known personality with alliance to the governing NPP party, that the NDC wants to reappear on the show through the backdoor.
In a quick response, Sammy Gyamfi, in a Facebook post stated categorically that the party will not beg to reappear on the show.
He described the show as overhyped.
"For the records, the NDC has never, and will never beg to appear on Peace FM’s Kookrookoo. The Communications Bureau that I lead, has no intentions of ever returning to that show. The NDC brand is far greater than that overhyped platform. They can tickle themselves and laugh, but our boycott still stands. Ignore the lies. #BaakoLied."
According to Sammy Gyamfi, the information by Kweku Baako is misleading and urged the public to disregard it.
The decision to boycott the media house evolved after the party made several efforts to management of Peace Fm to reconsider the allocation of one out of it two slots as panelist of the show to former Central Regional Chairman of the party Allotey Jacobs, usually introduced as a social commentator.
The NDC consistently has described it as unfair.
In an earlier statement, the party said, "although we appreciate the production and editorial discretion of the station to give their platform to whoever they deem fit, we consider it unfair for the NPP to maintain their two (2) slots on Fridays while the NDC’s two slots on Wednesdays are reduced to one (1), to satisfy the whim of a dictatorial Host and his poodle."