Embattled activist of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hajia Fati, who assaulted a journalist at the headquarters of the party, has rendered an unqualified apology to the victim and Ghanaian journalists in general.
Hajia Fati who spoke at the NPP headquarters on Wednesday 9 May 2018 said: “I’m here today to appeal to all pressmen. I’m on my knees begging you people; I don’t have any grudge with any pressman. It was a mistake, please, you people should forgive me”.
Hajia Fati slapped a journalist of the Multimedia Group who was covering events at the NPP’s headquarters on Friday, 4 May 2018, as the party’s suspended Second National Vice Chair, Sammy Crabbe, went to pick his nomination forms.
She slapped Ohemaa Sekyiwaa as she tried taking pictures of events at the party’s headquarters.
According to Ohemaa Sekyiwaa, Hajia Fati was infuriated at Mr Crabbe, for coming to the party's headquarters to pick nomination forms to contest in the upcoming elections. In her bid to get an interview, the embittered Hajia Fati smashed the reporter's phone and punched her mouth, accusing her of working for Mr Crabbe.
The leadership of the governing NPP has condemned the attack on the journalist but the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) is contemplating a suit against Hajia Fati.