The former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Allotey Jacobs says he has been advised against appearing on Peace FM’s ‘morning show ‘Kokrokoo’.
Allotey who is a regular panel member for the Wednesday show was stripped off the opportunity of representing the party on the show due to what the NDC describes as comments against the party and a ‘sell-out’.
This was followed by a formal letter from the NDC to Peace Fm, withdrawing NDC participation on the ‘Kokrokoo’ show until the former Central regional Chairman is dropped from the show.
However Kwami Sefa-Kayi vowed not to drop Allotey Jacobs from the show but he failed to appear on the show today May 13, 2020, and said he was advised to stay off.
“I decided that today I will not come, I am very sorry; I know I will disappoint you (Kwami Sefa-Kayi), Peace FM is part of my success, what happened last week I still don’t understand. Those I started politics with in the 70s called and spoke to me and so I came to the conclusion that I won’t come, I am very sorry,” he told Sefa-Kayi in an interview.
The NDC in a letter on May 6, 2020, announced it had suspended Allotey Jacobs from the party due to his persistent anti-party conduct.
The NDC decided to boycott Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’ because of now Social Commentator, Bernard Allotey Jacobs.
In a statement signed by its National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, the party said: “Specifically, the reason for this boycott has to do with the unreasonable decision of the Producers and Host of the program to permanently reserve one (1) of the two (2) slots the party has traditionally had on Wednesdays on the show to Mr. Allotey Jacobs, who is often introduced by the host of the program as a “Social Commentator with strong leanings to the NDC”, ostensibly to spite the NDC.
The statement further described the host of the show, Kwami Sefa Kayi as ‘dictator’
“Although we appreciate the production and editorial discretion of the station to give their platform to whoever they deem fit, we consider it unfair for the NPP to maintain their two (2) slots on Fridays while the NDC’s two slots on Wednesdays are reduced to one (1), to satisfy the whim of a dictatorial Host and his poodle”.