Manasseh Azure Awuni has confirmed that popular broadcaster, Captain Smart of Angel 102.9 FM in Accra has been taken off air by his employers after intense pressure from NPP government officials who claim his utterances on radio is making the government unpopular.
Manasseh Azure confirmed the issue after it was first raised by the founding president of Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe.
In a Facebook post, Manasseh Azure wrote,
After reading Franklin Cudjoe’s post on Captain Smart going off-air due to pressure from some top government officials, I did my own checks from multiple sources close to Angel Broadcasting Limited, and this is what I was told:
1. That Captain Smart has been taken off air. It’s unknown how long he will be away.
2. Management has not officially communicated this to the staff of the company.
3. There have been complaints and pressure from some top government officials who are aggrieved by Captain Smart’s utterances on his show.
4. Management of the station are concerned about how he sometimes attacks personalities, instead of staying on the issues he discusses.
They yanked him off air after several warnings and the complaints/pressure from some aggrieved top officials.