GTV cancels interview with Nana Kwame Bediako, due to ‘order from above’


The state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has reportedly canceled an interview with Nana Kwame Bediako, also known as Cheddar or Freedom Jacob Caesar, at the “last minute,” citing an alleged “order from above.”

Cheddar, the founder and leader of The New Force political movement, had been on a media tour, culminating in what was anticipated to be a revealing interview on GTV.

A day before the scheduled interview, Cheddar announced the upcoming appearance on GTV through his social media channels, urging his followers not to miss the broadcast. “I’ll be Live on @GTV_Ghana tomorrow morning. Don’t miss it. #TheNewForce,” he shared.

However, in an unexpected turn of events, he later informed his followers about the cancellation, attributing it to orders from higher authorities, with the interview initially slated for Wednesday, January 17. “We are sorry to announce that my interview with @GTV_Ghana has been canceled at the last minute by ‘orders from above.’ This has brought back memories of The Convention. #TheNewForce The Voice of the people,” Cheddar lamented.

This incident follows Cheddar’s recent revelation in an interview on TV3, where he disclosed investing $300,000 in an event titled “The Convention” intended to unveil him as the driving force behind ‘The New Force’ movement. The event, scheduled for January 7, 2024, faced an abrupt cancellation by the government, leading to accusations of unfair treatment from Cheddar.

Cheddar pointed out that he had secured and paid for the prestigious Black Star Square venue well in advance. “The Convention” was set to feature prominent Pan-African leaders, including P.L.O. Lumumba from Kenya, Peter Obi from Nigeria, and Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao from Zimbabwe, who had already arrived in the country, only to be disappointed by the unexpected cancellation.

As the controversy surrounding the canceled interview unfolds, questions arise about the nature of the “orders from above” and the potential implications for Freedom Jacob Caesar’s political movement, ‘The New Force.’ The public awaits further clarification from both Cheddar and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation on this unprecedented development.


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