The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) Northern Regional secretariat has cautioned its social commentators against using intemperate language on the airwaves and social media.
This, according to the regional communications Director, Abdul Mumin Alhassan is to avoid anarchy in the region ahead of the upcoming general elections.
He recounted, “Northern Region has had the experience of disturbances in the past and so we think that as political communicators we need to be very circumspect in whatever we are putting out there.”
“It is not the kind of statements that you put out there that will win us votes it is just about being able to market your candidate without any insults or using intemperate language.”
“So I am advising all communicators both on panel and social media communicators to be circumspect in whatever they are putting out there,” he stressed.
The caution comes in the wake of the alleged threats issued to some Supreme Court Judges on Accra based Montie FM.
Abdul Mumin Alhassan in a Citi News interview served notice that the party will sanction any social commentator whose comments might destabilize the region.
He described the NDC as a nonviolent party of which all its members especially social commentators should show exemplary leadership in the media landscape.
“The ideals of the NDC are perceived to be something that the ordinary people in this country respect and so when you appear to be hotheaded it deters people from even voting for your party.”
“For us to win the 2016 elections the floating voters must respect and also have a feeling that the NDC is a party that preaches peace,” he underscored.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana