President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is at the receiving end of several backlashes on twitter for ‘hurriedly’ extending well wishes to UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson after failing to speak on the shooting incident in Ashaiman.
Twitter users have labeled the president as heartless for ignoring the shooting of one Eric Ofotsu by a soldier in Ashaiman on Sunday.
President Akufo-Addo upon hearing that the UK Prime Minister was moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened took to twitter to wish him well.
“Wishing British Prime Minister, @BorisJohnson a speedy recovery and God’s blessings. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and the British people at this critical time,” the president wrote.
But the tweet which did not sit well with some Ghanaians attracted severe backlash from them, with some insulting the president for intruding in issues that shouldn’t be of concern.
“It seems our President care’s so much about foreigners than his own citizens who voted for him in the 2016 general elections. A citizen was shot dead by a military man in Ashaiman yesterday and till now our listening President has not heard about it to console the family’s,” a Twitter user wrote.
Another tweep accused him of losing track of issues that happen in his own country because he has refused to watch our local channels.
“Continue watching international channels such as @BBCWorld @AJEnglish to know what happens there, yet you don’t watch @utvghana @tv3_ghana @GHOneTV @CitiTVGH to know what happens in Ghana! No wonder you are donating your future salary while we need that cash now,” the tweet read.
Read the rest of the tweet below
Continue watching international channels such as @BBCWorld @AJEnglish to know what happens there, yet you don't watch @utvghana @tv3_ghana @GHOneTV @CitiTVGH to know what happens in Ghana! No wonder you are donating your future salary while we need that cash now! #Coronavirus
— John Terry Tresh (@JohnTerryTresh) April 6, 2020
Hypocrate! Ova 30 people in ur country have died from CSM U didn't tweet to Express sympathy, the kidnapped Tadi girls were killed u didnt care. Accidents have killed 100s of people u didn't care. Because u told us u were not aware, ironically UV become aware of this?
— NanaYaa Prempeh (@PrempehNanayaa) April 6, 2020
Always quick to react to news from the west but never have time to send well wishes to incidents that happen at his own doorstep. Ghana water says those who owe are exempted from having free water for 3 months. Just plead for us cuz we all need it to survive coronavirus.
— Sk_Kuranchie (@RasKofiRas1) April 6, 2020