The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has vehemently disavowed any connection to or endorsement of the recent intrusion into UTV studios by some disgruntled individuals.
These individuals forcibly entered the studio premises during a live broadcast, registering their protest against remarks made by one of the panelists.
The police have already arrested 16 persons allegedly involved in the incident.
The Director of Communications for the NPP, Richard Ahiagbah, said in an interview that the party will cooperate with the police to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.
“The party did not sanction anyone to go and disrupt the United Showbiz programme as was reported. We have moved swiftly to make an apology to them [UTV], and we are going to cooperate with the police to investigate the matter. We think that the attack is unacceptable, and it’s condemnable,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has condemned the attack and called on the Ghana Police Service (GPS) to prosecute the attackers.
The GJA in a statement issued on Sunday said it was informed that about “30 hooligans attacked the studios of the Accra-based private television station, and although the Police arrested some of them, others managed to escape.”