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President Akufo-Addo earns international plaudits for his profound coronavirus quote

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President Akufo-Addo has been hailed by the international community for his powerful address to the nation in which he made a profound quote, which succinctly underlined the dangers of Coronavirus and the need for all to join hands to stop its spread.

Addressing Ghanaians during his regular COVID-19 updates, President Akufo-Addo stressed on the effects of the virus on the economy, and assured Ghanaians his government has proven it has what it takes to turn around a crisis-hit economy.

However, on the devastating effects of Coronavirus on human lives, the President cautioned that the government cannot bring back lives and urged Ghanaians to adhere strictly to all preventive measures to help defeat the virus.

“We (government) know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life,” President Akufo-Addo cautioned during his address.

The above quote has gone viral on the international scene, earning President Akufo-Addo lots of commendations for his wits and leadership.

The Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus led international eulogies for President Akufo-Addo, describing the quote as “powerful”.

“Thank you for sending such a powerful message to the world, my brother @NAkufoAddo, President of #Ghana. Together, for a healthier, safer, fairer world! Together against #COVID19!,” the WHO Director General wrote on his Twitter page.

The Chairperson of Global Public Health, Devi Sridhar also commended President Akufo-Addo for showing leadership.

She posted a picture of the President’s quote on her twitter handle and added the comment: “President of Ghana #leadership.”

Another person who was so impressed by President Akufo-Addo’s touching quote was globally renowned broadcaster and Arsenal fan, Piers Morgan.

The former CNN journalist, who now hosts ITV’s Good Morning Britain, tweeted about President Akufo-Addo’s quote and also discussed it on his television show.

“President of Ghana perfectly spells out the bottom line,” wrote Piers Morgan on his twitter page alongside a picture of the quote.

On Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan further praised President Akufo-Addo after reading the President’s message on air.

Piers Morgan added that President Akufo-Addo’s simple message is the kind of message that should get through to people at this time.

German Science journalist, Kai Hubferschmidt also quoted President Akufo-Addo’s message on Twitter and and added: “Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo with admirably clear messaging on #covid19 and economy. Plenty to learn from everywhere in the world if we listen. We’re in this together.”

Back home in Ghana, many Ghanaians have lauded the President for how he has led the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

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Nigerian Soldiers Open Fire On Protesters

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Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos before a 24-hour curfew was imposed to suppress rallies and protests to end police brutality.

At least 3 people have been confirmed dead in what has now been turned into a massacre of peaceful protesters.

The curfew was imposed when hoodlums and thugs infiltrated the protests to cause chaos, storming a prison facility and freeing inmates.

Earlier in the day, some men came to the Lekki toll gate to remove CCTV cameras, and several people suspected foul play.

 

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Disqualified Presidential Aspirants Will Get Their Money Back – EC

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Presidential aspirants who were disqualified from contesting in the 2020 general elections by the Electoral Commission (EC) will get a refund of their GH¢100,000 filing fees, according to the commission.

The Head of Public Relations for the Commission, Sylvia Annor, while speaking to JoyNews, said that it has become necessary to refund these aspirants as they failed to meet the EC’s requirements.

“In this situation where the aspirants were not able to sail through, we have no other alternative than to give their monies back to them but for those who are able to sail through, their monies will be kept,” she said.

This follows news that 5 of the 17 presidential aspirants who filed to contest in the 2020 general election were disqualified by the EC.

These presidential aspirants are Kwesi Addae Odike, Kofi Koranteng, Marricke Kofi Gane, Kwasi Busumbru and Nana Agyenim Boateng.

They were disqualified on the basis of signature forgeries and manufacturing of endorses, which will, in fact, be handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for further investigations.

“We dialogued with them as a Commission at a certain level during the period so I want to believe that the five, who were mentioned, know about the issues the EC was talking about.

“We gave the aspirants a very ample time within which they were given the opportunity to make amends. Now we are over and done with that process and we are moving to the next stage which is balloting.

“So there wouldn’t be any opportunity for any appeal,” she said.

 

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‘Hypocrite’ – Kwame A Plus Blasts Nana Addo For His Silence During Police Brutality In Nigeria (VIDEO)

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Controversial Kwame A Plus has expressed his disappointment in Ghana’s president, Nana Addo for refusing to issue statements to his neighboring country, Nigeria over Police Brutality in the country in the ongoing End Sars protests.

While the police brutality has become very severe in Ghana’s neighboring country, Nigeria, most Ghanaians celebrities are ‘pressuring’ the Nana Addo to issue a statement to Nigerian president to End Sar.

According to many including Kwame A Plus, the New Patriotic Party which is headed by president Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo organised a funeral rite for late American hip-hop artist, George Floyd when he was also murdered through police brutality in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being arrested.

Mr. Kwame Asare Obeng nicknamed A PLUS expresses his disappointment in President Nana Addo for his silence during #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, despite being vocal during Black Lives Matter protests in America.

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