There appears to be some division among members of the National Media Commission (NMC) on what position to adopt about the alleged treasonable comments by the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, George Sarpong, Tuesday refused to specifically condemn the comments widely denounced by political parties and civil society organizations.
There have been calls for the NMC to do same, but in an interview with Joy News Mr. Sarpong refers to an NMC statement that adopts a general approach and says nothing about Kennedy Agyepong’s comments.
But, a member of the commission and renowned lawyer, Akoto Ampaw holds a different view.
He believes the comments by Kennedy Agyepong deserve specific and outright condemnation.
He told Joy News: “Personally speaking, I think his comments are completely inexcusable and indefensible.
“And even if he had reasons to be provoked, those reasons do not in anyway justify the kind of inflammatory language he used, to the extent that that statement incites people to violence, it ought to be condemned.