Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr. has described as “dirty” and “crude”, attempts to denigrate the person of President John Mahama with a doctored picture of a man caught having sex with a woman in an office.
Mr. Mahama’s face has been transposed on the original image of the man in the photo.
The picture has gone viral on social media site Facebook.
Kweku Baako told Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana current Affairs programme on Thursday May 23, 2013 that: “It’s dirty, crude; crudity of the highest order; I think we ought to stop those things…We’ve done those things to all our past leaders and we continue to present day leaders”.
Mr. Baako Jnr who said he cringed and felt nauseous at the sight of the picture which he described as “so fake” said: “It ought to be investigated”.
“…I can’t stand it…you can’t do that; you can have disagreements – Political disagreements, Ideological disagreements – What we shouldn’t do is this level of character assassination”.
The picture was allegedly first posted on Facebook by Mr. Michael Omari Wadie, former National Chairman Aspirant of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP.
Mr. Omari Wadie, who spoke to Radio Gold on Wednesday May 22, 2013, admitted posting the doctored picture on his Facebook wall.
It is however not clear if he personally doctored the picture.
Kweku Baako Jnr. said whoever is responsible for the picture “must be ashamed of himself”.
He also condemned similar pictures circulating on social media websites and in news papers about the 2012 Presidential candidate of the main opposition NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Ablekuma West Member of Parliament, Ursula Owusu.
Also on the same TV programme was the Executive Secretary of the Free Zones Board, Mr. Kojo Twum Boafo who described the picture as “disgusting”.
He confirmed that Mr. Omari Wadie confirmed to Radio Gold that he posted the picture on his Facebook wall.
Mr. Bonsu said he thought Mr. Omari Wadie’s behaviour was “despicable”.