The Joint Socialist Groups has called on government to boycott peace fm platforms considering a statement made by Fiifi Banson, host of ??Ekwanso Brebre? a late afternoon drive show on PEACE FM telling the deputy minister of information ?Felix Ofosu Kwakye and the Communication team of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ?carefully? select the party?s communicators especially those who appear on Peace FM?s Morning show programme?Kokrokoo?. ?
He went ahead to say that ?communicators like Sam George and Dela Edem of the NDC should be prevented from appearing on any discussion panel. Show Peace FM and our listeners some respect by sending people who can make intellectual debate. You do our listeners a great disservice by bringing people like them? and ended his ranting by asking producers of ?kokrokoo? not to allow just anybody to appear on the show.
According to the group, Fiifi Banson must explain what is his understanding of an intellectual discussion? “It is unfortunate that we have journalists who instead of educating the masses through their programmes tend to paint others black instead. Intellectual discussion basically means having a rational discussion instead of emotional discussion and we don?t the words of Fiifi Banson on his show were rational but emotional and therefore disqualifies him also from talking on the airwaves per his own words.”
“Fiifi Banson, are u telling the world that Kwame Sefa Kayi and his team of producers are ?stupid? and can?t Identify those that can make intellectual discussions to invite to their show??? We are yet to hear Kwame and his team of producers say the NDC communicators(especially those whose names Fiifi mentioned) are a disgrace to their show yet Fiifi who is not part of the team is crying more that the bereaved and we wonder if that appears rational to him.”
It also stated that, The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) ?prior to the election began conducting a language monitoring report which to date has communicators of the opposition npp(which always have representatives on the ?kokrokoo? show) leading as the political party that uses the most abusive and offensive language on the airwaves and not the NDC communicators yet Fiifi Banson thinks the NDC communicators rather can?t make intellectual discussions. Is Fiifi Banson telling us that the use of abusive and offensive language is his understanding of ?intellectual discussions?
“Well, it is said that birds of the same feathers are always seen flying together so guess we should understand why Fiifi Banson wants the NDC communicators who does not use offensive and abusive words in making their arguments out of Peace Fm and why he thinks they can?t make ?intellect debates?(because they don?t use the abusive and offensive language he understands).”
“To end with, we will plead with the NDC communication team to boycott the ?kokrokoo? show till kwame Sefa kayi and his team of producers dissociate themselves from Fiifi banson?s comments.”