Chief Executive Officer of Accra-based Citi FM, Samuel Atta Mensah has encouraged management of Neat FM to dismiss its presenter Adakabre Frimpong Manso for his apparent bias posture.
Expressing his indignation on TV3’s New Day Wednesday, he said he would have fired the radio host the very day he sought to defend his hard stance against the leader of the opposition New Patriotic Party.
The NPP on Sunday said it had boycotted two radio stations – Okay FM and Neat FM – owed by the Despite Group of Companies for being bias against the party.
They specifically cited Adakabre and host of Okay FM morning show.
In what appeared to be a seeming defence, Adakabre told Joy FM that the NPP presidential candidate, “Nana Addo abused and threatened me, I was so sad and scared but I kept quiet…”
But Mr. Atta Mensah felt what he did “was the lowest any presenter will go to”.
It is for this reason that he suggested that Adakabre does not deserve to keep his position.
“That is kind of to justify the posture he had taken against a particular political party. If I were running that station, that would have been his last day.
“If I were running that station, he knows, I would have dismissed him immediately…all politicians, regardless of their political affiliation, should condemn this Adakabre boy,” Atta Mensah strongly advocated.
He explained that a radio host is supposed to exercise a high level of neutrality and not to use the media to cause disaffection for a political party because of a personal issue.
The Citi FM boss challenged Adakabre Frimpong Manso to set up his own radio station to perpetuate his hatred against Nana Akufo-Addo and persons he has personal issues with.
Having worked as a radio host for over 20 years, Adakabre should have known better that he cannot use the station to settle personal scores, he stated.
Meanwhile, Adakabre Frimpong Manso has unreservedly apologised to Nana Akufo-Addo. In his audio apology in which he promised follow with a signed letter, the radio host explained that his intention was not to portray Nana Akufo-Addo as a bad person in his interview on Joy FM.
Story by Isaac Essel | tv3network.com | Ghana