Top Sports Journalist Sticks Out His Neck For Prez Mahama

One of Ghana's renowned sports journalists Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has discarded his sports boots and thrown a challenge to critics of President John Dramani Mahama to an open debate. The Sports ace, who was appointed Editor at TV3 just a few months ago, has put his lucrative post on pause as he campaigns to get Mahama endorsed as President. The move is bound to cause ripples and send shockwaves to the opposition NPP since Ampofo Ankrah is known to be a massive youth crowd puller. According to the BBC trained broadcaster, ''Enough is enough. Constructive criticism is a part of life and we should all accept it in good faith. But what we should never accept is character assassination, lies and sheer desperate image smearing just to score cheap political points��. The 38 year old claims he first met John Mahama during the President's maiden term in Parliament over a decade ago and has been inspired by his steady, assured and humble approach to life and success. "As a victim of orchestrated and wicked lies myself, I know what it feels like ''claims the former Metro tv anchor whose elder brother Elvis Afryie-Ankrah is incidentally President Mahama's campaign manager. The sports producer does not see his declaration as a gamble but rather as a natural act of conscience. '' No way is this a gamble. The truth is the truth and that is more than enough motivation for me to come out and make a stand''