One-time musician turned political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus has revealed a conversation he had with former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
According to him, during a courtesy call to the former president, he was encouraged by the statesman in his style of critique of the political class.
Speaking in an interview on Adom FM on October 8, 2023, A Plus disclosed that President Kufuor urged him to remain true to himself and continue with his unique style of activism.
He narrated that Kufuor had remarked that ‘United Showbiz’ an entertainment show on UTV of which he is a regular panelist, often keeps him awake late into the night.
“Kwame, that is who you are, continue to do what you are doing,” A Plus quoted Kufuor as saying.
A Plus added “Those that watch UTV, friends of Despite; I can tell you that most of Despite’s friends, such as the East Legon Executive Club, are predominantly aligned with the NPP.”
A group of NPP members stormed the studios of UTV during the broadcast of United Showbiz on Saturday, October 7, 2023, demanding for regular pundit of the show, Kwame Asare Obeng alias A Plus.
The group, said to be unhappy with A Plus shredding a letter by the leadership of the NPP to the management of UTV calling for a reform of United Showbiz, are said to have assaulted some staff of the media company before making their way into the studios.
The police later announced the arrest of 16 individuals in connection with the attack.
The incident has since received widespread condemnation from political activists and various critics who have described it as a direct attack on media freedom and the freedom of speech.