Nana Akufo-Addo will govern Ghana with "death threats" against journalists, should he ever become the president of Ghana, General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said.
He told Chief Jerry Forson on Accra100.5fm's breakfast show Ghana Yensom on Wednesday April 13 that unlike President John Mahama, who responds, via the media, to falsehoods and untruths peddled by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) about him and his administration in the media, the flagbearer of the NPP has demonstrated that he would be intolerant to media criticisms and would resort to "threats of deaths" against journalists, who may speak ill of him, should he become president.
"I believe if Nana Addo were the president of Ghana, he would resort to threats of death against anyone who crticises him. Instead of responding to such critics on the airwaves, I believe he would call them and threaten to kill them if they do not stop criticising or peddling falsehood about him.
"That is how I see Nana Addo because even though he is not yet a president, he has threatened to kill Adakabre, so, if he becomes the president of Ghana and gets the coercive forces of the state at his beck and call, don't you journalists think he will kill you ‘rough rough?'"” Mr Asiedu Nketia popularly known as General Mosquito told Chief Jerry Forson.
"It is Nana Addo's nature, which is dangerous to society," he said.
Mr Asiedu Nketia's reference to Adakabre Frimpong Manso is in connection with a recent claim by the journalist that the three-time flagbearer of the NPP once threatened him – a charge he later withdrew and apologised for.
"…Nana Addo abused and threatened me, I was so sad and scared but I kept quiet because I didn't want to be the fall guy through which something happens and they would say: 'It is because of Adakabre', so, I kept quiet. I was afraid because…I was told to the face that you will be killed at a specific date, I have all the evidence, I can substantiate them…I have everything on my phone, I have kept the phones and I would be willing to show it to anybody who wants to see them," Frimpong Manso told Joy FM's Super Morning Show host Kojo Yankson in an interview on April 4, a day after the NPP had issued a statement saying it would boycott programmes hosted by Adakabre and Kwame Nkrumah Tikese, another radio host at OKAY FM.