Hajia Fati who has admitted attacking Ohemaa Sakyiwaa Ahwenepa said she slapped her because the reporter did not seek her permission before taking pictures of her; neither did she introduce herself as a journalist.
But a statement issued Tuesday and signed by the Acting General Secretary, John Boadu condemned the act by Hajia Fati; noting that the party respects and cherishes the role of the media as partners in development.
It further noted that the party will not condone any action intended to suppress press freedom.
We distance ourselves from the act and condemn it unreservedly… No journalist should feel intimidated and must continue to discharge his/her duties without fear,
the statement said.
The party further gave the assurance that it has begun an internal enquiry into the incident and will also cooperate with other agencies investigating same.