Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the media to be the mouthpiece of the voiceless ahead of the 2016 general elections.
According to him, the media as the fourth estate of the realm must be seen to be “defending those who cannot speak but constitute the majority”.
Nana Akufo-Addo made the comment at a cocktail party with the media to wrap up 2015 in Accra.
He indicated that circumspection in reporting especially before, during and after the 2016 general elections is very important since the reputation of Ghana “hinges on the elections”.
The NPP leader noted that, all eyes will be on the young oil-producing West African country as it holds its seventh presidential and parliamentary polls under the Fourth Republc.
“Let us all involve ourselves in making sure that we have a free and fair election in Ghana next year. With that we guarantee ourselves a continuation of the peace and stability of our country” he added.
Nana Akufo-Addo “Let us all involve ourselves in making sure that we have a free and fair election in Ghana next year. With that we guarantee ourselves a continuation of the peace and stability of our country.”
Nana Addo said his government will focus on deepening Ghana’s democracy, develop local power and authority and “I’m counting and relying on you to get our words to the people and not too much of a spin on them.”
“I’m hoping that the next time we meet here, you’ll be speaking to the president [of Ghana].”