- Actress Lydia Forson has slammed President Akufo-Addo for being intolerant to criticism
- According to her, the posture of the president to divergent views has forced many of them to remain quiet about happenings in the country
- She admitted that former President Mahama was more accepting of opposing views
Award-winning Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, says former President John Dramani Mahama is more tolerant to criticism than President Nana Akufo-Addo.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, March 18, 2021, and sighted by YEN.com.gh, Forson bemoaned how the Akufo-Addo administration moves tirelessly to gag critical views.
According to her, they were vocal during the Mahama administration because the former president “seemed more tolerant to criticisms.”
On the other hand, she said the Akufo-Addo administration and its followers “seem more intolerant” to divergent views and criticism.
“As someone who was openly critical of the NDC/Mahama when they were in power; it’s always disheartening to see the very people who encouraged us to speak up, now try to drown/silence our voices,” she added.
Forson’s damning verdict came days after the president stated that his administration does not shy away from public scrutiny, after forcing the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, into retirement for taking a strong stance against corruption in the public sector.
“Ours is not a government that shies away from public scrutiny. Far from it. That is not the NPP way,” he stated when he delivered the first State of the Nation Address of his second term.
Meanwhile, Singer and Political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as APlus has expressed grave doubts over President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to the fight against corruption.
According to him, the president’s attitude towards anti-corruption campaigners like former Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo and former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu is unfortunate.
“When President Akufo-Addo admonished that we should be citizens and not spectators, I thought the messiah had arrived. But, I no longer believe he's the messiah. He fights anybody who is fighting corruption,” APlus said on Starr FM’s Starr Chat on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
He said Akufo-Addo would have been a “fantastic” president but for the bad counseling, he is getting from those around him.
APlus continued that the president is no more the “I believe in Ghana person” because he spent years fighting people fighting corruption.
President Akufo-Addo forced the former Auditor-General into early retirement following a challenge to his nationality and retirement age by the Audit Service Board.
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Source: Yen Ghana