Aggudey Disappoints Journalists
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The Ghana Journalists Association on Tuesday expressed disappointment at the unfriendly behaviour of Mr George Aggudey, CPP flag bearer aspirant, towards media personnel who went to cover his filing of nomination at the Party's headquarters. "We consider Mr Aggudey's outbursts and threats of assault against some members of the media most unfortunate and rather uncomplimentary of someone seeking both political and public office", Mr Bright Blewu, General Secretary of the GJA said in statement issued in Accra. The statement said although many of the questions raised by some of the journalists appeared harsh, they were of merit and could, therefore, not be termed provocative. It noted that the kind of intolerance demonstrated by Mr Aggudey could not be helpful in fostering civility, mutual respect and good governance which formed the basis of nurturing functional multi-party democracy. The statement called on all Ghanaians, especially politicians, to be civil and tolerant towards the media particularly in an electioneering year for the sake of nation building. It said the Association would continue to impress upon members of the media to go about their duties with great professionalism.