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Zuba Accuses Nana of Bribing Journalists

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AN APPOINTEE of the ex-President Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has accused President Akufo-Addo of bribing journalists.

Ofori Agyeman Boadi, aka ‘Zuba’, former Chief Executive for Obuasi Municipal Assembly, claims journalists that graced the president’s meet-the-press event in Accra were bribed.

Even though he had no proof to back his allegations, the loud-mouthed politician insisted that the journalists were bribed GH¢1,000 each.

According to him, the journalists were influenced by the monies they collected, hence their failure to pose punchy questions to the president.

“Each journalist was paid a staggering GH¢1,000 by the presidency during the recently held meet-the-press at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

“What work did they do within that few minutes that they spent at the Flagstaff House that they should be paid that colossal amount?

“The GH¢1,000 was a bribe and that is why the journalists could not ask difficult questions”, Zuba alleged on Otec FM in Kumasi during an interview.

He said he was sure representatives of Multi Media Group and ace journalist, Akwasi Pratt, were the only journalists that rejected the bribe.

“I was once a media man and I know that people from Multi Media Group and our own Akwasi Pratt will refuse the bribe even when it is offered to them”, he said.

According to Zuba, media practitioners that covered similar programmes when Mahama was president were paid a paltry GH¢300, which to him was not bribe.

He alleged that they (journalists) always asked difficult questions when Mahama was in power because he (Mahama) respected media work.

By: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher

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