Members of the New Patriotic Party have been found to have used the most abusive language on radio in the first campaign language report compiled by the Media Foundation for West Africa.
The NPP which recorded 27 incidents out of the 87 cases monitored were followed by the NDC which had 16 cases.
On the media front, Accra-based Montie FM led the pack of the platforms where the most abusive languages were used with 22 incidents followed by Oman FM with 15 cases, and Adom FM and Diamond FM with seven (7) each.
“A total of 87 incidents of indecent expressions were recorded on 18 out of the 40 radio stations monitored. Officials, affiliates and supporters of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) topped the list of culprits with a total of 27 incidents. The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) followed with a total of 16 incidents. The others were: Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the New Labour Party (NLP) – four (4) each; National Democratic Party (NDP) – two (2); and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and People’s National Convention (PNC) – one (1) each.
“For the radio stations, 18 out of the 40 monitored, recorded incidents of indecent expressions. Accra-based Montie FM topped the list with 22 incidents followed by Oman FM with 15 incidents, and Adom FM and Diamond FM with seven (7) each. All the incidents of indecent expressions recorded on Adom FM were also recorded on Nsawkaw-based Tain FM,” portions of the report stated.
MFWA has commissioned the campaign language monitoring project to check intemperate language and conduct of politicians ahead of the 2016 elections.