- Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Chidi Okechukwu has praised Akufo-Addo over his recent comments
- He described the action of President Akufo-Addo as a bold step
- He added that the president has become his hero for the comments he made
Popular Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Chidi Okechukwu has praised the Ghanaian President for telling the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, the 'truth' in the face.
President Akufo-Addo has strongly indicated Africa must change its relationship with Europe if it wants to become self-reliant and exploit rich resources that could transform the continent.
He described the action of President Akufo-Addo as a bold step.
The president's remarks were made in an address to 400 representatives of the African diaspora in France who gathered at the Elysee palace in Paris.
"Africa and Europe are natural partners ... but [it's] a relationship that has to be different from what we've had up to now," Nana Akufo-Addo said on Thursday, July 11, 2019,
Following talks with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, Akufo-Addo said that the relationship has enriched Europe but has not enriched Africa there is the need to change that dynamic and it can only do it by ourselves.
"We have to get away from the idea that there is some Father Christmas who's going to come and develop our continent for us. There is no Father Christmas, there is just us.
So, Mr President, we're saying the time has come for us to take our destiny in our own hands," he said, directly addressing Macron.
However, the Nollywood actor, reacting to the Akufo-Addo-Macron engagement, said the Ghanaian leader has become his hero and a father he never had, for such a bold step.
"Sir, I want you to know today that you have officially become my hero. I don't know if that means anything to you but I just want you to know because I don't say this about many people. For the first time in my life, I just felt like someone was supposed to be my father. When I listened to you addressed the French President, I felt like you are supposed to be my father," King Joe Okechukwu said in a viral video.
He explained that he has tried as much as he could to wake Nigerian people up to tell them that they just entered into a terrible situation of colonialism again.
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