Irate Alleged NPP Youth Invade UTV Studios Disrupting Live Broadcast Of United Showbiz Programme

By Edem Latsu Nukafu

Some purported governing party, NPP ‘thugs’ furiously invaded the studios of Accra-based TV channel, United Television studios on Saturday night, October 7, 2023, unexpectedly stopping the live broadcast of the weekend entertainment and arts-focused program, United Showbiz.

Their company and unnerve cacophony in the studio compelled the production to come to a standstill pithily after the host of the show MzGee’s salutation.

These persons had barged into the studio with the conspicuous purpose of meeting face to face with regular pundit Kwame Asare Obeng, known in showbiz circles as A-Plus who had in a previous episode forcefully chid the ruling NPP, especially for issuing a letter seeking the show’s reform.

The vociferous musician turned politician had denounced the content of the letter and challenged its appropriateness, describing it as “useless” and contending that such letters could impair the NPP’s stature and potentially undermine media freedom, as unassailable by constitutional provisions.

In a chaotic scene inside the studio, the group of young men are seen raising their voices and shouting in unison, calling out A Plus’s name indicating their intention to meet face to face with him, and requesting the basis for his actions, particularly referring to tearing a paper regarding to the NPP.

Quoting exact submission: “We are waiting for A Plus today… A Plus has to explain to us why he tore our paper from the NPP party. We are here, we are waiting for A Plus. We are protecting our party property,”

• Background

The NPP leadership had previously written to UTV, expressing concerns about the United Showbiz program’s panellists continually denouncing and mocking the NPP administration, they questioned the program’s rationales and pointed out a significant upsurge in mocking comments aimed at the party.

This happening has flared discussions on social media, with many netizens talking about the demeanour of the political party and the essence of media independence and sovereignty.

In a chaotic scene inside the studio, the group of young men are seen raising their voices and shouting in unison, calling out A Plus’s name indicating their intention to meet face to face with him, and requesting the basis for his actions, particularly referring to tearing a paper regarding to the NPP. Quoting exact submission: “We are waiting for A Plus today… A Plus has to explain to us why he tore our paper from the NPP party. We are here, we are waiting for A Plus. We are protecting our party property,” • Background The NPP leadership had previously written to UTV, expressing concerns about the United Showbiz program’s panellists continually denouncing and mocking the NPP administration, they questioned the program’s rationales and pointed out a significant upsurge in mocking comments aimed at the party. This happening has flared discussions on social media, with many netizens talking about the of the political party and the essence of media independence and sovereignty.


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