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Asiedu Nketia calls for international media coverage of election petition case
From: GhanalMyjoyonline.comIEdwin Appiah          Published On: April 16, 2013, 16:02 GMT
 
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Asiedu Nketia calls for international media coverage of election petition case
General Secretary of the ruling NDC, Asiedu Nketia has called for international media coverage of the historic election petition hearing by the Supreme Court. This he said is to enable Ghanaians living outside the country to be reliably informed about the Court proceedings.

He spoke to the media shortly after the Supreme Court had adjourned proceedings to Wednesday.

The General Secretary noted he was happy "that the Court has now taken a decision to reverse their earlier decision [not] to allow television coverage".

He however noted it was important to go beyond national coverage by local Television Stations to include an international audience.

"We are insisting that other television stations from outside Ghana; CNN Al-Jazeera and BBC to come on board so that proceedings can be telecast live for our citizens outside Ghana" he emphasised.

In reaction to a demonstration organised by some Ghanaians in the United Kingdom, he said "we take notice that some citizens of Ghana have been misled to embark on demonstration in Europe and America".

The General Secretary believed that live telecast of the Supreme Court proceedings by international media will help correct misconceptions some Ghanaians outside the country hold.



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