I’m not afraid, you don’t feed me – Captain Smart bares teeth at Politicians
Godsbrain Smart known in the media landscape as Captain Smart has boldly told politicians not to interfere in his work and that he is not afraid because they don’t feed him.
He was speaking on Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV on Thursday, May 6 following the controversy surrounding his apparent suspension from Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN).
The Director of Operations of ABN said he was asked to stop presenting his show mid-way on Thursday morning after a call from owner Dr Kwaku Oteng.
They claimed, as he narrated, that he was being too hard on the government to the extent of using unprintable words for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen.
Again, he said the management had complained of calls from certain quarters including the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to Dr Oteng over comments attributed to him on Angel FM’s morning show.
He, however, served notice that he will be extremely happy in the next 30 days he has been asked to stay off work.
Captain Smart, full name Blessed Godsbrain Smart, is expected to resume on Friday, June 4.
He stressed: “I am not afraid, I am not worried, I am not perturbed, I am not disturbed, I am a happy man. I am enjoying [with] my family and the 30 days they say I should stay home, thank God I will be happiest person.”
His suspension is seen as an affront to media freedom in the country, fuelling perceptions of culture of silence.