Stephen Amoah Threatens To Leave Live TV Show After ‘Heckling’ From TV3’s Johnnie Hughes


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Stephen Amoah, MP for Nhyiaeso, threatened to quit the Wednesday, December 22 edition of TV3’s morning show after what he perceived as repeated heckling from show host Johnnie Hughes.

Stephen Amoah was not satisfied with Jonnie Hughes’ preference for asking questions when raising issues.

The first clash between the host and the legislator took place during the discussions on the tax on electronic transactions.

Stephen Amoah, who was associated with NDC’s Edudzi Tamakloe, faced repeated questions from the host when he highlighted the consultations that took place between the leaders of Parliament and Finance Minister Ken Ofori -Atta.

After one of the questions, Stephen Amoah protested “every second that you interrupt. This is not one-on-one, can you let me go for a bit? From the start, you didn’t make me sink like it was one-on-one. Let me collect my thoughts.

Stephen Amoah had some room to move around, but it was short-lived as the host returned with more questions.

In providing an update on the impact of the coronavirus on the economy, the MP said the pandemic has forced the government to borrow at a rate it does not like.

The host then asked a question about the NPP’s position on borrowing when it was in opposition.

By this point, Stephen Amoah had lost his temper and lashed out against the host, threatening to leave the show.

“Can I continue please?” Can you allow me to focus on what I am saying? What you are doing is wrong. Let’s have fruitful discussions because otherwise I’ll be going home. I can leave the show. I try to tolerate you but what you are doing is very wrong. It’s your show so if you want I’ll leave the show. If you do, I’ll leave.

“Stop being cheeky. You are a moderator and not a part of the discussion, so let me sink in and you can ask your questions later. Your style is old fashioned and old so stop it. If you like, take your show.

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