The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, says he was wrong in stating that Anas and BBC collaborated on the Number 12 expose.
According to Mr Baako, couple of weeks ago Anas granted interviews to some radio and TV stations and cleared the air that the BBC did not sponsor the Number 12.
Speaking on Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo, on Wednesday, July 18, Mr Baako said, Anas worked with some persons who had worked with BBC before and thus, thought the BBC was involved in the expose.
“I had said so publicly that it was a joint project. And, indeed why I said so was because of the people who were dealing with Anas,” he stated.
“I know three of them from the last 30 – 40 years were BBC people. Apparently, they’re no more with BBC, but they’re part of the technical team. They came to me, I dealt with them on so many things, so I assumed….., and I said so publicly three or four times.”
“If you’ll remember, after the President’s press conference, I said those people called me and said they were timing the thing, …..and you see, BBC showed the Number 12 just a day or two after Anas had premiered his. So, there was a level of arrangement and collaboration between them, but I had gone to the extent of saying it was a joint project. So I was wrong! That’s why the BBC people asked Anas to go on air and say it was not so, he said it!,” Mr Baako further explained.
According to the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Sulemana’s findings on BBC not involved in Anas’ Number 12 expose is ‘belated,’ because Anas had alredy cleared the air.
“So, if there is any mistake or fault, it’s mine! And I accept responsibility for what I put out there; and if people got deceived I apologise.”
By O. Y. Addofoh|Theprobegh.com|Ghana