Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has come under fire for suggesting there are some Ghanaians who are eager to see Ghana’s COVID-19 situation worsen.
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Gabby, who is the nephew of President Akufo-Addo, is a former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) kingpin said there are some people who want the COVID-19 deaths and infections to increase.
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In a Twitter post, he said the utterances of some politicians suggest they are only praying for the pandemic to claim more lives.
“Do you know that there are people here in Ghana, especially politicians, who pray for more COVID-19 deaths and more infections? Think about it. Follow their utterances,” he wrote.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have now surpassed 26,000, while 144 persons have died in the process.
However, Gabby’s comments did not amuse section of the public, who hit out at him on social media.
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Below are some of the comments and reaction to Gabby's post on Twitter;
Kwesi says President Akufo-Addo is the one putting Ghanaians in harms way.
Wilson says it is only the actions and inactions of government that can reduce the COVID-19 deaths, not anyone's prayer.
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Emmanuel says Gabby talks like a child
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a presidential staffer, Charles Nii Teiko Tagoe, has recovered from the novel COVID-19, calling on all to stop the stigmatisation.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, July 18, 2020, Tagoe, popularly called ‘Cyber’ within his close circles, said: “A couple of weeks ago, I tested positive for the COVID 19 virus.
By God’s will and grace, I have survived and have fully recovered. It is unimaginable what one has to go through for the 14 days living with COVID.”
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