Ghanaian award-winning journalist, Bridget Otoo, has reacted to a statement by Mensah Thompson, the Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) which suggests that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are trying to coerce management of TV3 to take Johnnie Hughes off the station’s New Day Morning Show.

Mensah Thompson made his statement after news broke out that the NPP have boycotted the New Day morning show because of unfair treatment from both the producers of the show and the host, Johnnie Hughes.

According to Bridget Otoo, a similar thing was done to her in 2016 when she was working at TV3 and with her own, they succeeded and had their way.

“I pray they don’t succeed this time. Every journalist has a right to their opinion, to critique or be critical of persons voted for and entrusted with state resources,” she stated in a Facebook post.

According to her, politicians may not like the opinion of some journalists but forcing their respective media Houses to remove presenters some of them don’t like is draconian and primitive.

“I pray more stations stand firm against such unwarranted political party interference. TV3 couldn’t do it for me but I hope they do it for Johnny,” she stated.

She also revealed that she will share exactly what and how they did it to her in 2016 when she was working with TV3 in a book she will be writing soon.

In 2016, Bridget Otoo’s disappearance from TV3 raised a lot of questions with some reports in portions of the media suggesting that she was sacked.

However, she revealed via a Twitter post quite recently that she was not sacked but rather, she resigned for undisclosed reasons.



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