One of a president's duties is to manage a situation well when chaos arises in your country to ensure that citizens are protected. As a Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghanaians were expecting that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will direct his men to use a strategy that will calm the situation in Ejura without killing any civilian.
Unfortunately, warning shots or the use of tear gas was not utilized by the military men but people were directed shot at leading to the death of two. After the incident, people were expecting that the President will even respond to the unfortunate killing of two civilians by his military men but that has not happened. Not even a single word from him. This is the same silence the President demonstrated when eight (8) Ghanaians were killed during the 2020 general elections.
The Former President of the Republic, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama has condemned these killings in Ejura and called on President Akufo-Addo to de-escalate the situation in Ejura. But Akufo-Addo has not reacted to the former President's plea as of now. Because of that, some Ghanaians have posted posts of President Akufo-Addo condemning and commiserating with foreigners.
One man, George Floyd was not even shot to death, he was strangled by a Policeman death in the United State of America (USA) but President Akufo-Addo was very quick to react to his death by posting this on his official Twitter page:
"Black people, the world over, are shocked and distraught by the killing of an unarmed man, George Floyd". So the question is; with all due respect, is George Floyd's life more relevant than the lives of these two guys who were shot yesterday? Why is the President seems to be always quiet on killings in Ghana but quick to react to murder and killing in other countries? Is the President really abiding by the oath he took on January 7 to protect Ghanaians?
The post below is President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's reactions to killing civilians in Nigeria when the Endsars Protest was very intense. "Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. I express my sincere condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery. 2/2 #EndSARS"- Akufo-Addo.
So the question is: What happens in Ejura yesterday is it not violence? Didn't anyone die? These are many questions that most Ghanaians are questioning the President.
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