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Election 2020: NCA can shut down internet on December 7 - John Mahama alleges

Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has expressed fears the National Communications Authority (NCA) will shut down the internet in the country on December 7 when Ghana goes to the polls.

NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama

According to him, the fears are hinged on recent actions of the state agency in their handling of media organisations in their coverage of scandals and opposition parties.

Mr. Mahama in an interview with TV XYZ Sunday, November 22, said his interviews with Kumasi-based Abusua FM some weeks ago was compromised after the frequency of the station was jammed by the NCA.

“One of the tragedies of the Akufo-Addo government is the bastardization of state agencies. And the NCA has been an example. In my recent interview with Abusua FM, we had advertised the show, then on the day, the NCA took their frequency off so they had to shift to Ultimate FM.

“I’m also aware of what they did to Joy when they were going to broadcast that investigative piece on the National Lotteries. Joe Anokye is handling the NCA as a political office. I think on election day they can shut down the internet or any of the things dictators do. I hope we win and stop all that,” he said.

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Mr. Mahama also expressed concerns over the conduct of the Police in recent times. He said the image of the Police service has been bastardized by the Akufo-Addo government.

The NDC on a November 10 press conference complained about intimidation, power cuts and interference of frequencies whenever it moved into any area to conduct its campaigns.

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