- Akufo-Addo has finally waded into the #EndSARS protests which have escalated into violence in Nigeria
- He indicated that he had spoken to the Nigerian president and was expecting normalcy to return to the West African state
- Some #EndSARS protestors were on October 20, 2020, reportedly shot at during a peaceful match at Lekki Toll Gate
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President Akufo-Addo has finally spoken about the widespread tensions and atrocities in Nigeria in relation to #EndSARS protests in the West African state.
Akufo-Addo took to Twitter to issue a statement about the happenings in Nigeria and added that he had spoken to the Nigerian leader.
The leader of Ghana added that he did not ascribe to violence and he was of the conviction that it was not the solution to the current problem.
One of his tweets read:
"I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform."
Following the above tweet, President Akufo Addo made another tweet which read:
"Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery. 2/2 #EndsSARS"
Earlier, many celebrities in Ghana including Lydia Forson, Yvonne Nelson, Nana Aba Anamoah Sista Afia and a host of others called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to react to the issue.
Among many other things, they claimed that Akufo-Addo was the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), therefore he had to speak.
Other celebs on the other hand like Medikal and music producer, Wei Ye Oteng, disagreed with the celebs calling on Akufo-Addo to address the issue.
Medikal for one indicated that it was not on social media that issue of diplomacy could be addressed and added that it was possible that Akufo-Addo was working behind the scenes.
Meanwhile, Madam Talata Nona, the mother of the deceased prime suspect, James Nana Womba, in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has spoken following her son's demise.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on myjoyonline.com. Madam Nona indicated that she was as a loss as to how her healthy and fit son passed away.
According to Madam Nona she saw her son for the last time on October 12, 2020, and nothing showed that his health was deteriorating.
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