Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Hassan Ayariga has criticized the Ghanaian media for being politically partisan in their reportage and has called on them act professionally.
“I can tell you today that I seriously have a problem with the media in Ghana because the media are partisan, you realized that most of the news papers and radio stations and the electronic media are owned by politicians.”
Speaking on the conduct and regulation of the media at the second IEA debate, Mr. Ayariga admonished the trend where the media in Ghana now tow party lines.
“You realize that most of the news papers and electronic media are owned by politicians; different political groups. The PNC does not own one so when the PNC comes out to say something you don’t hear it, but when Nana Addo and NDC says something they get all the coverage because they own some media houses.”
“I want to make it clear that Ghana is not for us to play with, the politicians we have in this country want to serve this nation irrespective of which media we have.”
Mr. Ayariga appealed to the media give a fair platform, airtime, space and a level playing field to all political parties.
He cautioned however that it was paramount for the media not to sell bad news at the expense of the unity of the nation.
By: Evans Effah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana