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'Journalist slapper' Hajia Fati is very friendly, forgive her - Sammy Awuku begs journalists

National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has apologized to journalists on behalf of embattled supporter of the party, Hajia Fati who slapped a multimedia journalist at the party's headquarters.

According to him, the party will do whatever it can to ensure that incidents of such nature do not recur.

Mr Awuku who was at the party office to pick forms to contest the National Organiser position of the party in the upcoming National Delegates' Congress told journalists to forgive Hajia Fati who according to him,has a very friendly nature.

He said; “So, on Hajia’s behalf and on behalf of all our party people, I want to also plead with our colleagues in the media to forgive her.

Mr. Awuku added; “She is a very friendly person but once in a while we all lose our guard so on behalf of the party we want to say we are sorry to the media,”

He said the role of journalists in the functioning of the state and even his party, cannot be downplayed assuring that the NPP will not be one that mistreats them, especially when they were the ones that caused the repeal of the criminal libel law.

“We understand the essence of press freedom and that is not the character of our party,” he added.

Source: Ghana Guardian

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