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27.01.2020 General News

Group Blast Upper East GJA Chairman Over Derogatory Comments

By Simon Tetteh
Group Blast Upper East GJA Chairman Over Derogatory Comments
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Loyalists of Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda has descended heavily on the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association, Mr. Eric Amoh, over comments they described as derogatory against the Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, Hon. Joseph Adda.

According to the group, his comments seek to damage the reputation of Hon. Adda and put him up for public ridicule.

At a press soiree organized by the regional minister over the weekend, Mr. Amoh accused Hon. Adda of wanting to vilify other politicians and inciting chaos in the region, and further described him (MP) as “childish and immature.”

In a release signed by Ing. David Adda, as the chairman, the group stated, that it’s aware of a political motive orchestrated by the regional chairman to support the candidature of the regional minister Ms Tangoba Abayage, in the upcoming NPP parliamentary primaries.

“Yes, we know that Mr. Amoh is in bed with the regional minister and is helping her in her bid to contest in the primaries. We don’t care who he associates with. What we would want to make clear to him is to desist from making comments about internal issues he has no much knowledge about,” the statement said.

The group, however portrayed Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda, who doubles as the Aviation Minister as a politician of great repute, love and has respect for all.

It is demanding an apology from the regional chairman and further called on the national body of the Ghana Journalists Association to call him to order.

“Ultimately, we want Mr. Eric Amoh to openly render an immediate apology to Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda and the good people of Navrongo. We are also calling on the National Leadership of the Ghana Journalist Association to investigate Mr. Amoh and follow with the necessary punitive measures,” it further stated.

Read below full statement...

Monday, January 27, 2020.

Immediate Release.

[Office of the Loyalists of Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda]

*DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE APOLOGY FROM ERIC AMOH, THE UPPER EAST REGIONAL CHAIRMAN OF GHANA JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION.*

The attention of the Office of the Loyalists of Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister for Aviation and Navrongo Central Member of Parliament (MP) has been drawn to an audio clip and a publication on A1Radioonline.com, dated January, 26th, 2020, with the headline, “Reprimand Kofi Adda for acting childish- GJA Chairman tells NPP”.

In the said audio clip and publication which has made the rounds on social media, the regional GJA chairman used venomous language and attacked the renowned and revered politician by calling him “childish and immature” for granting an interview on A1 Radio, a radio station in the region.

He accused Hon. Adda of wanting to vilify other politicians and inciting chaos in the election year with his utterances in the radio interview.

His comments seek to damage the reputation of Hon. Adda and put him up for public ridicule.

But to the best of our knowledge, Hon. Adda never attacked and has never made attempts to vilify any political figure in the region and country. He stands for peace, serenity and development and has been very integral in peace building in the region.

Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda is a politician of great repute who has love and respect for all. He is arguably one of the most accommodating, humble and approachable political leader in the country. Even though, he made responses and said some truths to certain questions from the host of the radio show that needed clarifications, and which we believe were set up, that doesn’t warrant the intemperate language the GJA Chairman used on Hon. Adda in the presence of his paymasters.

It beats our understanding that a GJA chairman who should know better and is supposed to guide his members against the use of foul language in their line of duty, is said to have coerced a Radio show host to render an apology to a Minister of State for speaking his mind on an issue, will himself kowtow shamelessly in the presence of his paymasters and on the grounds of one of two sides, to insult a man who is way out of his league.

Yes, we know that Mr. Amoh is in bed with the regional minister and is helping her in her bid to contest in the primaries. We don’t care who he associates with. What we would want to make clear to him is to desist from making comments about internal issues he has no much knowledge about. Henceforth, he should NEVER, EVER think of attacking Hon. Kofi Adda. This should be the last!

Ultimately, we want Mr. Eric Amoh to openly render an immediate apology to Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda and the good people of Navrongo. We are also calling on the National Leadership of the Ghana Journalist Association to investigate Mr. Amoh and follow with the necessary punitive measures.

Again, we wish to urge Journalists in the region and country to desist from electing corrupt and failures like Mr. Amoh as executives. Persons like him only care about their stomachs and have nothing better to offer the profession. Evident is how he puts unqualified people up as journalists for educational trips outside Ghana while right and deserving journalists rot.

National GJA body must act now before he plunges the regional branch further into the ditch.

Signed

Chairman.

Ing. David Adda.

(0203893890)

Secretary

Hon. Stephen Gebute

(0244946739)

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