- President Akufo-Addo has finally spoken on the ongoing violent protests in Nigeria
- He took to his Facebook and Twitter pages to issue an official statement
- Mixed reactions have poured in from Ghanaians, Nigerians as well as other nationals
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After unending bashing and criticism from a section of Ghanaians on social media especially Twitter, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has finally spoken.
He took to his Facebook and Twitter pages to issue an official statement about the happenings ongoing violence in Nigeria
According to him, he had spoken to the Nigerian leader, Muhammadu Buhari, and assured the Nigerians that the situation would soon be brought under control.
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."
Nigerian, Ghanaians and other nationals have however flooded the post by the president with heartfelt gratitude for his intervention.
Below are some reactions from Nigerians;
@Robert Otowo Ijauka thanked the president and added that Buhari no longer listened to then
Thanks Mr president, kindly tell our president same. He no longer listen to us. Some suspects that he became deaf after undergoing an ear surgery in Germany.
@Echezona Ajiero asked the president to mind his own business.
Which President did you speak with please? Nigeria don't have any President, and please mind your business, you're part of the problems of Africans.
@Kai Trump Gyanzah shamed the president for always being quick to comment on what is happening around the world.
Shame on you. You were too quick to comment on foreign policies that doesn't matter to you but kept quiet all these while the so called ECOWAS president. The white will always see the black man as an animal. We re more interested in their well being than our. Pathetic!!!!!
@Blessing Praise said Akufo-Ado did not speak until now.
Mr president sir, you didn't speak with Buhari, he's nowhere to be found even in the face of what has befallen his country
@Lyne Quame Marcel said the only language African leaders understand is protest.
If the only way for our leaders to react on issue as vital as this, is by shouting and trolling them on social media before they act? Then we shouldn't be voting for them in the first place. The only language African Leaders understand is protest, demonstration etc.
@Obasi Valentine Nnaemeka said this is beyond dialogue.
Oga, this one is beyond dialogue, we have tried dialogue severally it didn't work let us do it the other way this time, thanks for your concern.
@Frank Acho Anokwute said Buhari has not addressed Nigerians.
Buhari have spoken with you but not with us Nigerians. And please don't believe anything he told you because all of them are lies and he won't do nothing.
@Proph Oheneba Boateng is of the view that all leaders must come together to fight for a common cause.
All African leaders must come together and fight for a common purpose. We should not think of violence
Meanwhile, DJ Switch, a popular artist in the country, live-streamed scenes of the violence to 150 000 Instagram viewers, pleading for help.
The army itself has come out to deny the allegations that it had been ordered to shoot at the unarmed demonstrators, slamming it as fake news.
Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered that a shutdown should be imposed in the capital, claiming that the protests had 'degenerated into a monster'
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