Oyerepa FM asked to temporarily suspend operations and apologise over Odike’s comment

Kumasi-based Oyerapa FM has been asked to halt operations and apologise to the Manhyia Palace for allowing the founder of United Progressive Party (UPP), Akwasi Addai Odike to use their platform to “defame” chiefs in Asanteman and the Asantehene.

Management of Oyerapa TV/FM appeared before Kumasi Traditional Council to apologise for the impasse.

The meeting by the Kumasi Traditional Council was presided over by the Bantamahene, Baffour Asare Owusu Amankwatia VI.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu is not in town, as he has travelled outside the country.

Among the conditions set by the Kumasi Traditional Council in relation to the resolution of the issue, is for the media house to temporarily suspend operations and properly appear before it with an apology.

The council accused Oyerepa of providing the platform for the leader of UPP, popularly known as Odike, to accuse chiefs in the region for supporting illegal mining and also inciting the youth against chiefs.