President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday addressed Ghanaians at the Black Star Stadium in Accra, the nation’s capital. This was during the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations. Ghanaian citizens, particularly social media users have descended on President Muhammadu Buhari over his promise to help Ghana in its fight against corruption.
Ghana’s social media has criticized the speech by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari that he will help Ghana in its fight against corruption.
According to a news website, Ghanaweb, Many Ghanaians and some Nigerians following the speech have taken to social media to question the rationale behind President Buhari’s offer of help for Ghana’s anti-corruption fight when he was yet to finish with his own unending corruption load in Nigeria.
Permeating the comments and posts were references to a snake that allegedly swallowed 36 million naira ($102,409, the cedis equivalent of over 470,000 cedis from the office of Nigeria’ Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Mynewsgh.com observed a general disenchantment with the offer of help, with some Nigerians wading in to join, in social media parlance, the “trolling” of their President.
Delivering a speech as the Special Guest of Honour during Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary Parade at the Black Star in Accra, President Buhari commended Akufo-Addo and Ghana’s parliament for passing the Special Prosecutor Bill to fight endemic corruption; adding that Nigeria will always be available to support Ghana in its bid to ensure that corruption is defeated.
“… Your Excellency, I can assure you that you have a good partner in me in tackling endemic corruption,” the Nigerian President said.
But below are the reactions of some Ghanaians on social media.
Imagine Nigeria ranked 148 out of 180 on Transparency International CPI in 2017 saying they want 2help Ghana who r ranked 81 out of 180 in same Transparency International CPI same last yr! Is Buhari Ok??
Abdul Hakim said
‘The Godfather of corruption wants to help us fight corruption’
Kofi Onasis said
‘Have you finished fighting the corruption in Nigeria, that is higher than Kilimanjaro mountains’