Investigative Journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has revealed that he turned down an offer to be a member of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) during the regime of the erstwhile Mills administration.
According to him, he was the darling boy of the NDC party at the time because some of the members were excited about his critical writings against some happenings in the Kufuor government.
“I started writing when I was in Journalism school and you can ask people like Stan Dogbey, he was the first person to invite me to the Castle at the time President Mills was in power. During President Kufuor’s last days in power and NDC’s early days in power, I was the darling boy of the NDC party, I was liked by many big wigs and members.”
“I was even asked to join the NDC party communications team because some of the members thought I could write for the party, but I said no I had to do my journalism work professionally. So that when they do wrong I can write against them. The NDC started to do wrong while in power and I started criticizing them in my writing and so they thought I was against them,” he said on Okay FM.
Mr. Awuni added: “Today the NPP is in power and as a professional journalist I should do my work objectively irrespective of who is in government. I can say ex-President Mahama was my friend when he was in power that’s what people didn’t know. I could go to his house for a chat, but when I have to do a story I don’t look at who is in power or not.”