New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential hopeful and Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has criticized the government over the recent attack on UTV by some 16 group of individuals.
The incident involved some NPP thugs who entered the studio with hostile intentions, causing chaos and disrupting the ongoing live production. As a result, the live telecast was suspended.
It has been brought to our attention that certain individuals trespassed onto the premises and physically assaulted two technical staff members upon entering the studios. The incident occurred during the production of the United Showbiz program on UTV.
Speaking in a recent interview on Skyy Power FM, monitored by InsightNewsgh.com, he strongly blasted the NPP leadership over the attack on UTV studios because they were unsatisfied with how the United Showbiz was run.
Mr. Agyapong also criticized President Nana Akufo-Addo who promised to liberate and protect journalists but has turned against the media.
According to him, the leadership of the NPP have allowed some people to tarnish the image of the NPP party.
He finally concluded that he would create more jobs for the youth to clamp down unemployment rate in the country.
According to Kennedy Agyapong, he will reshuffle ministers every two months, if he becomes President.
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In a related news, the UTV studio has released CCTV footage that captures the intrusion of hooligans during the live broadcast of the entertainment analysis show, United Showbiz, on October 7.
On October 14, UTV released CCTV footage which revealed that the producer, Isaac, and the head of the camera were subjected to physical violence by the intruders.
The footage depicts Isaac approaching the group in a corridor and attempting to engage them in conversation, but was met with violent resistance. Similarly, the head of the camera was also subjected to physical assault when he encountered the intruders in the same corridor.
Civil society organizations denounced the attack, and social media users strongly condemned the violent incident.