The Deputy CEO of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Afia Akoto has lashed out at the Ghanaian celebrities calling on the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo , who also doubles as the Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) to speak on the current happenings in Nigeria.
Peaceful protestors who had taken to the streets in Nigeria calling for the end of SARS and police brutality have been met with sporadic police shooting and inhumane treatment by security personnels. The plight of the Nigerian youth have been heard by so many global persons including the former first lady of USA,Hilary Clinton who has called on the president of Nigeria to put to halt the killing of its citizens.
Locally in Ghana, many celebrities including award winning journalist Nana Aba Anamoah have called on Akufo Addo to speak on the matter. She posted on twitter ““@NAkufoAddo nothing on NIGERIA from ECOWAS?”. Her call was joined by a host of other celebrities mounting pressure on the president.
However, Afia Akoto who wants to be in the good books of the President has descended heavily on the likes of Nana Aba and Bridget Otoo calling them ignorant.
According to her, Akufo Addo is the chairperson of Ecowas who heads a body and can not out-rightly make his position known.
He wrote on Instagram “
“I have seen some celebrities posting and asking the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to say something. Please let me ask these celebrities ooo. Who told them it is through social media that issues of this nature get resolved. Or you want daily accounts on what he is doing as Ecowas chairperson. And please, he is the Ecowas Chairman meaning he chairs “a body” so he cannot be issuing statements like he is running a “one man Facebook business” wai… Respectfully, stop exposing your ignorance here and shut up if you can’t add up. What you can do is to keep praying for our brothers and sisters and ecowas leaders to quickly resolve this and not just seek unnecessary attention at this time. Silence is indeed golden.”