Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has described as “laughable” the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama’s claims that the media is ‘in bed’ with the Nana Addo-led government to rig the December 7, polls.
To him, the Ghanaian media are independent and objective in their reportage.
“You all heard him attacking the media….it is so disheartening and unstatesmanlike,” he said – adding that, “let’s commend the media rather than attack them.”
Mr. John Dramani Mahama insists he has won the December 7, election but accused the media of siding with the Nana Addo-led government by projecting figures to create the impression that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won the election.
He warned the media to desist from such acts or they will advise themselves when necessary.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a swift response likened the NDC flagbearer to the immediate past president of the United States of America (USA), Donald Trump who has a proclivity of attacking the media.
“He [John Mahama] is behaving like Trump….,” he said.
To the Information Minister, the media is now more technologically savvy with advanced software that assists them to codify results ahead of the Electoral Commission during elections.
“Now the media have gadgets and software and they have their reporters on the round to help collate result to project. They don’t declare as claimed by candidate Mahama,” he said.