Ghanaian entertainment critic and political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng also known as Kwame A-Plus has spoken once more after some alleged supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) invaded the studio of UTV on Saturday.
Speaking in an interview on TV3, A-Plus defended himself for tearing into pieces the letter written by NPP which was sent to UTV demanded the media house to reform its United Showbiz program.
A-Plus asserted that when he received a call from UTV to start the United Showbiz program with celebrated actress Nana Ama McBrown, no political party was present to tell them how the show should be done.
According to him, he ripping apart the copy of the letter to UTV from NPP was in a form of protest citing a portion of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to defend his actions.
He added that no political party has right to feel entitled to represent their party on the United Showbiz program even if they decide to turn it into a political show.
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Few weeks ago, the New Patriotic Party’s letter to UTV received harsh criticism from Kwame A-Plus, who deems it to be without foundation.
He expressed serious concerns about the letter’s appropriateness and content, implying that it represents an effort to curtail press freedom and exert control over editorial viewpoints and media content.
He was upset with the party for trying to undermine the constitutional clause pertaining to media independence.
He tore up a copy of the letter and warned the political group not to ever send another intimidating letter as a sign of his frustration.
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, some allegedly hostile NPP thugs broke into the UTV studios, stopping the live broadcast of the weekly United Showbiz program.
Shortly after the show’s host, MzGee, began, the production was halted by their presence and agitated voices in the studio.
They demanded to have their voices heard so that they can defend the NPP and also have Kwame A-Plus out of the show.