Blessed Godsbrain Smart popularly known as Captain Smart has described the act of rising for the right thing to be done in Africa particularly Ghana to be extremely dangerous. Ghanaians can recall that the journalist was suspended by Angel TV for criticizing the Vice President of the land, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. There have been countless journalists and social freedom fighters of our country who have been harassed, beaten, and even killed because they took it upon themselves to fight for what is right.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale met his untimely death whiles working with Anas Aremeyaw Anas as an investigative journalist. Manasseh Azure Awuni, Caleb Kudah, Afia Pokuaa, Captain Smart, Umaru Sanda Amadu, Twene Jonas, Kelvin Taylor among others continue to receive verbal and physical attacks for trying to bring criminal perpetrators and corrupt leaders to book.
Unfortunately, some Ghanaians who seek their personal interest also attack these people for fighting for the majority of Ghanaians. Now one political interest seems to be greater than national interest forgetting that his/her government will not be in power forever. In view of that, Captain Smart is of the view that anyone who wants to join them in their fight against corruption must hate himself because the people you are going to defend will offend you.
The people you are helping will hate you and you will experience all forms of rejections in this world. But Captain Smart added that as for him, he will never stop. And no one should try to convince him to stop because his ears are blocked and do not have time for corrupt advisers. This is what he wrote on his official Facebook page:
"Rising to defend and fight for the citizens of an African Country like Ghana is not an easy load to carry. It's a death Warrant signed by your own self. You have to hate yourself. The people you are DEFENDING will OFFEND you. The people you are HELPING will HATE you.
You will be ejected, dejected, rejected, and subjected to all forms of attack and sometimes humiliation is served as your breakfast. Depression, Oppression, and Suppression become your bed mate. We have started and we are not stopping. I have started. You have started and WE have started. I AM NOT STOPPING. Don't advise me to stop saving my beautiful Ghana because my ears are blocked".
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