Some Ghanaians are unhappy with the responses of some Nigerians to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s comment on the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
Ghanaians have supported Nigerians on social media since the protests against police brutality in Nigeria started.
A lot of them called on President Akufo-Addo, who is also the Chairman of ECOWAS, to speak on the protests after African leaders including the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, were silent on the issue.
President Akufo-Addo finally issued a statement on the issue on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
However, President Akufo-Addo’s statement on the #EndSARS protests were met with insults and disappointment from some Nigerians on social media.
The reaction to Ghana’s President by some Nigerians did not sit well with some Ghanaians who have indicated that they are no longer joining the online protest to support Nigerians in their fight against police brutality in their country.
But, other Ghanaians have condemned the above tweets and have advised Ghanaians to continue to support Nigerians and ignore the negative comments of some Nigerians made about President Akufo-Addo.
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. 1/2— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) October 21, 2020
If I talk dem go say I de talk !! pic.twitter.com/1S5o4h8sFZ— EL CHAIRMANO (@AmgMedikal) October 22, 2020
Ghanaians are fighting for Nigerian. We even got our president to speak to Buhari just for Nigerian to come and diss our president. Chale we shun. You people say it is not our fight, we hear!— Dr Ayigbe Borla Bird ❼ (@Mr_Ceyram) October 22, 2020
We put pressure on Addo D to issue a statement only for my naija people to insult him. Nice one! Be like at this point, I have ended my #EndSarsNow campaign.????????— Bazinga (@kwadwosheldon) October 22, 2020
We "force" wana president make he tweet about end sars make u menners get chance dey move to him. Not your fault, Ghanaians ankasa we care too much. We ankasa we get our own problems, next time we go chop our house matter. We are sorry. Mo last aa nono.— Ara Maestro ???????????? (@mukadas_maestro) October 22, 2020
With regards to the issue of Nigerians insulting our president, I think I've seen only a few unpleasant comments…Rather unfortunate tbh, but to tell other Ghanaians to stop tweeting #EndSARS just because of someone's narrow mindedness is really out of place!!— Pray For Nigeria ???????? (@Paulina_opoku) October 22, 2020
So, a minor part of a whole nation has insulted our President, very wrong. But ask yourself why you got involved in the first place. Was it just because you wanted to join a trend? Or because you really stood for justice and for humanity? Those who have died didn't insult my— PersiawithanH (@Perabea1) October 22, 2020