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The NPP Savannah regional communication director, Mohammed Issah has called on the Savannah REGSEC to hand protection to a media practitioner, Mahama Haruna following alleged attacks on him by some elements purported to be supporters of Tamale South MP and Minority Leader of Ghana’s 8th Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu.
In statement released on Thursday, September, 9, 2021, Issah said he has reported the alleged attacks to the Savannah REGSEC after reaching out to Haruna.
“I have since reached out to Mr. Mahama Haruna and further reported the unfortunate death threats to the Savannah REGSEC for the appropriate security to be arranged for our brother and any other media personnel who feels threatened. The Ministry of Information has also been duly informed as it leads a campaign on THE COORDINATED MECHANISM FOR THE SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS”.
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Press Release – Savannah Regional NPP Communications Directorate
DEATH THREATS FROM NDC TO MEDIA PERSONS IN SAVANNAH REGION MUST STOP
We are saddened by the recent death threats at one of the popular media personnel, Mr. Haruna Mahama, who has stood by former President John Mahama all these years. We in the Savannah Region condemn in uncertain terms the backward threats by the NDC on the life of a media practitioner in line of duty. It is much so especially when the NDC is complaining about some culture of silence within the media fraternity.
These threats of death according to Mr. Mahama Haruna sterns from a publication he did from a political radio show on his media outlet Nkilgi Fm, where Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader was chastised by his listeners for working against John Mahama. Mr. Mahama Haruna said his life was under threat both in Tamale and throughout the Savannah Region because the Minority Leader’ boys have threatened to end his life if they find him either in Tamale or anywhere in his home Region. Mr. Mahama Haruna has since served notice, that he will recuse himself from his media practice at Nkilgi Fm for fear of losing his dear life to the NDC and it’s surrogates.
The militantly violent history of the NDC that has been practiced all through to date as confirmed by the Former President John Mahama in his unpopular “Do or Die” comment, in no uncertain terms is worrying and unfortunate, more so in this current century of ours.
I have since reached out to Mr. Mahama Haruna and further reported the unfortunate death threats to the Savannah REGSEC for the appropriate security to be arranged for our brother and any other media personnel who feels threatened. The Ministry of Information has also been duly informed as it leads a campaign on THE COORDINATED MECHANISM FOR THE SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS. The government under H.E President Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is relentless in its efforts to protect every single media person from any part of the country.
To conclude, I call on my colleague Communication Officer, Mr. Malik Basintale and his colleagues across the country as well as the NDC as a whole to join in condemning this unfortunate death threats at the media fraternity. The NDC must also give out these recruited miscreants from Tamale for prosecution to serve as a deterrent to others.
God Bless us and Bless our Homeland Ghana. END
Director of Communications, Savannah NPP