Paul Adom-Otchere, the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, has sent out a strong caution to Manasseh Azure over some comments the latter made concerning Twitter’s decision to set up its regional headquarters in Ghana.
The founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey in a post tweeted; “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana, and @NAkufoAddo.”
But Manasseh Azure Awuni, in a Facebook post, replied, “kudos to JA Kufuor, Atta Mills, John Mahama and all who have promoted free speech and made us attractive to the likes of Twitter.”
This comment by the investigative journalist did not go down well with the Good Evening host. He used the first part of his bi-weekly show on Tuesday, April 13, to cast innuendos on the opinion of Manasseh Azure Awuni thus: “Mr Facebook poster, this shows that you are a very bitter person; don’t be bitter; relax; calm down. The essence of life is love, we love each other and we criticize each other.
He continued: “This your bitterness against Akufo-Addo is not going to take you anywhere and it’s not your decision. The Ghanaian people decided that the man has been re-elected for a second time; you fought, you did all that you can; called him all sorts of names because you said he did not achieve something.
Today, you are saying that John Mahama is pro-free speech. Are you not the same person who was on Stan Dogbe’s neck about some journalist who died unfortunately and seizing journalist equipment and all of that? What kind of hypocrisy is this?”
Paul Adom-Otchere further questioned how Manasseh Azure Awuni, as an investigative journalist, goes about his duties.
“Is that how you do your investigations; by putting hypocrisy ahead of your work? What is that? Please stop that!” he stressed.
A portion of text taken from GhanaWeb.Com