Manasseh Azure under fire for 'insulting' Akufo-Addo

Manasseh Azure under fire for 'insulting' Akufo-Addo

Award-winning journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has come under heavy criticisms over his thoughts on President Nana Akufo-Addo's address to the nation on the Ghana-US military agreement.

President Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, broke his silence on the US-Ghana agreement, which has provoked public condemnation and outrage.

While assuring that there will be no US military base in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo accused opposition politicians of criticising the very agreement they had signed when they were in power.

Manasseh Azure under fire for 'insulting' Akufo-Addo

Manasseh Azure Awuni and President Nana Akufo-Addo

Immediately after the president's speech, Manasseh, who is known to have fiercely protested against the whole agreement took to Facebook to state that President Akufo-Addo's statement was only rhetoric and innuendos without substance.

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"Brɔfo ne akutia nkoa. Aba biara nnim!", he posted in Twi.

As if to hit home his point, Manasseh came back just about an hour later to translate his position into English saying "QUOTE ME WELL! I said the speech was empty, lacked substance."

The award-winning journalist's comment has, however, caused him a lot of backlash on social media as many deemed it as an 'insult' to the president.

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A lot of Facebook users who reacted to Manasseh's comment blatantly insulted him in 'retaliation'.

Bernice was so infuriated that she described Manasseh as lacking common sense

Mildred initially said she was tired of Manasseh's 'too knowing' attitude.

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And she came back with the most savage of all the attacks saying Manasseh's face looked like "dades3n", a locally made cooking utensil.

Freddy thought Manasseh was overhyped.

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Kofi felt it was better to unfollow journalists like Manasseh.

Manasseh Azure Awuni, is a senior broadcast journalist with Multimedia Group, operators onf Joy FM and Joy News TV.

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He is known for his investigative pieces, especially on matters concerning political corruption.

A recipient of the coveted Ghana Journalist Association's (GJA), Journalist of the Year in the past, Manasseh is the journalist who revealed the rot at GYEEDA and the Ford Expedition gift given to the President John Mahama.

The Joy FM journalist is very active on social media ,especially on Facebook where he oftens shares his opinions on important national issues.

It looks like his latest opinion has not gone down well with Ghanaians.

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In the video below, the deputy education minister, Mrs Barbara Ayisi, speaks on how President Akufo-Addo inspires her, and how the president's success story must also inspire the youth of Ghana to greater heights:

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