Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Rgional Minister

Drama unfolded at KAMA Conference Centre near Labone, Accra on Monday, February 20, 2012 when some National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwarts chased out reporters who mistakenly walked into a strategic meeting that was not opened to the public.

Some NDC executives within the Greater Accra region had converged on the KAMA Conference Centre on Monday to take strategic decisions for the 2012 general elections and discuss other pertinent issues.

Incidentally the meeting coincided with a press conference organized to announce the inaugural ceremony of the Ghana Chapter of the America Concrete Institute in one of the conference rooms at the KAMA Conference Centre.

Some journalists, who were expected to take part in the America Concrete Institute’s programme, walked into the NDC strategic meeting which was not opened to the public.

In all six reporters from private and state-owned media were quizzed incessantly by the members of the NDC.

The journalists (names withheld) were from the Ghanaian Times, TV Africa, Daily Searchlight and other media houses in Accra.

Executives of the NDC furiously exchanged words with the journalists who wanted to justify their presence at the venue.

While the NDC gurus asked the journalists leave the room, the confused media personnel tried to explain circumstances under which they mistakenly entered the venue.

Some of the NDC gurus accused the journalists of disrupting their meeting.

The agitated NDC members claimed the media personnel had been contracted by their opponents to spy since they were not invited to attend the meeting.

The reporter from Ghanaian Times was surprised at the development even though he claimed some of the bigwigs at the meeting were his friends.

The irate reporter, who could not understand why the NDC members were building mountains out of mould hills, realized that the people wanted to vent their spleen on him.

Later the NDC members accused him of being the brain behind the episode.

By Stella Danso Addai

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