The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the National Democratic Congress will be extra vigilant when television host Paul Adom-Otchere attends any of their campaign events because he is an appointee of the President.
According to him, the party will be on guard because it cannot tell if Adom-Otchere who was appointed a board member of the National Communications Authority (NCA) by President Akufo-Addo in 207 will be attending as a spy or as a professional journalist.
“…Except that now when you come to cover, we won’t treat you (Adom-Otchere) like 2012, like all other journalists,” Mr Ablakwa said when he appeared on Adom-Otchere’s Good Evening Ghana television show on Tuesday.
“We will be extra vigilant, extra careful with you in particular because you have become an appointee, so we have to be extra careful, we cannot be very sure whether you have come as a spy for your side or to carry out professional journalism.”
Mr Adom Otchere insisted that his appointment to the NCA board was ‘technical’ to which Mr Ablakwa replied: “There are so many people with technical expertise who didn’t catch the President’s eye”.
Mr Adom-Otchere is a member of the eight-member NCA Board of Directors.
The Board is chaired by Mr Kwaku Addo Sakyi-Addo. Other members aside the Good Evening Ghana host are Mr Joe Anokye, Mr Bernard Aidoo Forson Jr, Mr Kwabena Adu Boahene, Mr Philip Asare Kwame Ayesu, Mr Alexander Bannerman and Mr George Nenyi Andah.