A deputy communications officer of the National Democratic Congress at Tema West, Mr. Eric Arthur, has advised Ghanaians especially media practitioners to move away from the one-sided posture of always tagging politicians as corrupt on air.
His comment were meant to react to Captain Smart’s three-month ultimatum to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to prosecute persons found guilty of corruption.
On Friday May 26, 2017, Captain Smart, a presenter with Adom Fm led thousands of residents in Accra to stage a demonstration christened ‘Ye Gye Ye Sika and extended version of his on air show dubbed ‘FAB3WOSO’ to compel persons alleged to have been cited in various fraudulent deals to be pursued and the monies retrieved.
“We are giving EOCO three months within which they must work and investigate persons engaged in acts of corruption who are in the documents we have presented to them…,” Captain Smart announced while presenting the documents to a representative of EOCO.
But speaking on Okay FM’s news segment at ten on Monday, the NDC scribe noted that before stepping out to lead the charge, Captain Smart should have first availed himself to the EOCO to be thoroughly investigated before painting some politicians as corrupt.
“There are certainly corrupt people in the NDC and NPP, but some journalists are more corrupt than politicians. Proper investigation must be conducted before some journalists like Captain Smart conclude that politicians are corrupt.”
He bemoaned the practice of constantly placing politicians at the receiving end and tagging them as corrupt.
“Some journalists like Captain Smart are building houses and buying cars through corrupt practices but are now misleading people to demonstrate against politicians. These set of journalists work within a short time but end up buying properties and insulting others. They must stop tagging others as corrupt and must be seriously purged from calling others corrupt”, he said
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