Oyerepa FM asked to temporarily suspend operations and apologise over Odike comment

At a Kumasi Traditional Council meeting today, the managers of Kumasi based, Oyerepa FM/TV, were asked to temporarily suspend operations and apologise to the Manhyia Palace, for allowing the founder of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Akwasi Addai Odike to use its medium to “defame” chiefs in Asanteman and the Asantehene.
Led by its management, officials from the radio station had gone before the Kumasi Traditional Council to apologise for the impasse.

The meeting by the Kumasi Traditional Council was presided over by the Bantamahene, Baffour Asare Owusu Amankwatia VI.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu is not in town, as he has travelled outside the country.

Among the conditions set by the Kumasi Traditional Council in relation to the resolution of the issue, is for the media house to temporarily suspend operations and properly appear before it with an apology.

The suspension of operations beginning Friday, August 26, 2022, coupled with an announcement of why the media house was suspending operations was to show remorse, while the traditional council considers to accept the apology.

Graphic Online’s Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor reports from Kumasi that, the Council at the meeting Thursday [August 25, 2022] also added that the suspension of operations was to show good faith until further notice, while it works on the apology.

The council accused Oyerepa of providing the platform for the leader of UPP, popularly known as Odike, to accuse chiefs in the region for supporting illegal mining and also inciting the youth against chiefs.

Source: graphiconline


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