Utv Suspends Sammy Gyamfi’s ‘Nokwɛre Mmrɛ’ & Owusu Bempah’s ‘Asempa Yɛ’tia’ Show As A Reply To Ibrahim Mahama’s Lawsuit

United Television, popularly called, Utv has suspended Sammy Gyamfi’s ‘Nokwɛre Mmrɛ‘ and Ernest Owusu Bempah’s ‘Asempa Yɛ’tia‘ following lawsuit threats from Ibrahim Mahama and defamatory comments levelled against him.

Popular television station, United Television (UTV) has suspended two of it political shows Nokwɛre Mmrɛ and Asempa Yɛ’tia which was hosted by Sammy Gyamfi and Ernest Owusu Bempah respectively.

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In a statement signed by management of the television station, they stated that they have been with legal actions triggered by allegations made on the two programs by communicators of the two parties.

Both television programs are privately produced by the individual parties who have bought airtime at UTV.

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Ibrahim Mahama, brother of the NDC Presidential candidate has also written to UTV over statements Ernest Owusu Bempah made on the NPP’s Asempa Yɛ’tia show and threatened to take legal actions should a comment raised by Ernest Owusu Bempah is not retracted, click here to Read Full Statements.

Management of the station having weighed the gravity of threats have therefore decided to suspend forthwith both NPP and NDC shows to avert any litigation.

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Management of the station having weighed the gravity of threats have therefore decided to suspend forthwith both NPP and NDC shows to avert any litigation.

Below are full statements released by Utv:

Dear Sir,
SUSPENSION OF PROGRAMS (NOKW3R3 MMR3 BY NDC AND AS3MPA Y3 TIA BY NPP)
The Management of United Television (UTV), regrettably seek to inform you of our decision to suspend the programs mentioned above, which currently airs on our network on Saturdays at 7 pm and Mondays at 9pm respectively.


This unfortunate decision has been taken due to the numerous allegations and legal actions the station has been faced with and subsequent settlements it has entered into which emanated from the airing of the programs. UTV’s willingness to allow your political party to purchase airtime and host your own programs on our channel was as a result of the restrictions imposed by the President due to Covid-19 pandemic, which does not allow mass gatherings and rallies. Knowing very well that as we are at the peak of an election year, the programs would offer both party’s the opportunity to reach a larger audience. Thus the aim of the programs as agreed was to allow your outfit to disseminate your campaign message and details of your manifesto to the general public in order for Ghanaians to make informed decisions during the 2020 Elections.


The program took a different turn when same was aired. To protect our brand, avoid legal suits, retraction and apologies management has decided to suspend the program until further notice.


We welcome any opportunity to discuss further, how our network can be made available to your outfit to educate the people of Ghana on your party’s policies and manifesto ahead of the December 7 elections which will not seek to place the station at any legal risk and maintain our station’s ( UTV) unbiasedness in Ghanaian politics and reportage in general.
Yours faithfully,

By Management
Website: www.utvghana.com, Email: Info©utvghana.com

United Television, popularly called, Utv has suspended Sammy Gyamfi’s 'Nokwɛre Mmrɛ' and Ernest Owusu Bempah’s 'Asempa Yɛ’tia' following lawsuit threats from Ibrahim Mahama over defamatory comments levelled against him.

Nokwɛre Mmrɛ is a program hosted by Sammy Gyamfi of the NDC to attack the NPP government in a bid to campaign against them.

Asempa Yɛ’tia is the NPP’s version where the host Owusu Bempah alias Aboa apapɔ to counter the NDC’s program and attack John Mahama.

post by: Dwomoh Dennis for thedistin.com.
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