Programmes Manager of Hitz FM Mark Okraku Mantey says the continues silence from EIB on the resignation of Kofi Okyere Darko popularly known as K.O.D and John Germain is unfair and endorses the rumours surrounding their exit.
The two who had been with the company in the past five years resigned from their positions at Starr FM – one of the brands under EIB – early this month. Their exit however courted controversy as it followed earlier claims that several others have left the media organisation after months of salary delays.
After both had left, Peace Peace FM presenter Kwasi Aboagye alleged on his show that both personalities were rather sacked for plotting a coup against Chief Executive Officer Bola Ray.
“The information I have is that, due to the salary issues at EIB, KOD and Jon Germain formed a group with other staff. The reason was to demonstrate over their salaries and someone took a screenshot. They were planning a coup against Bola Ray and the other leaders at EIB so it was during those discussions that someone took a screenshot and sent it to Bola Ray.”
“So, Bola decided to sack them after seeing the screenshots. They hurriedly came to announce their resignation before their sacking was announced. They were sacked,” he said on the Entertainment Review show.
Okraku-Mantey says the silence on the matter by EIB is unfair and they must speak up.
“I think that the leadership of EIB should be out by now offering some explanations because these guys have been sacrificing enough for that business,” he said.
“I’m not sure Multimedia has such sacrificial value among its workers because even when salaries delay for just 5 days, people murmur. But we all know the number of months these people [EIB staff] stayed there without salaries. EIB must come back and not dent the young men’s brand with the coup tag. If you’re silent, then indirectly, it’s an endorsement of the coup rumour. Silence is an endorsement. But if it’s true there wasn’t any coup, then they’ve not treated these young men well.”
Okraku-Mantey further mentioned that, during his interaction with KOD, he could sense the renowned radio personality was habouring resentments, hence the need for EIB to do the needful.
He said: “Not everyone takes such things lightly. If care is not taken, you’ll be bitter. With Jon Germain, I could read a degree of frustration… They have sacrificed, so even if you’d part ways with them, this was not the way it should be. That is my only worry.”