There are still discussions in the media about certain statements that President Akufo-Addo made. It can be recalled that the president said that he was the most ‘vilified Ghanaian leader’. However, many have rebutted that he is only receiving payment for what he did to former presidents.
On ‘Alhaji and Alhaji’ today, Saturday, June 5, 2021, Kwesi Pratt argued that despite all that president Akufo-Addo has done regarding press freedom, yet his government has been antagonizing journalists in the country. He maintained that Akufo-Addo knows nothing about the Criminal Libel Law and yet credits its repeal it to himself
“The President himself has come out to defend himself. Something is biting him. The president says he is the most vilified leader. I know what was done to Kwame Nkrumah. Look at the many of times they tried to kill him. Is President Akufo-Addo telling us that he was vilified than that? He referred to Mills as ‘Do Little’. Look at what was done to President Mahama, especially by Bawumia. So this crown that he is the vilified Ghanaian president, where is it coming from?
The president is claiming that he repealed the criminal libel law. Yet he doesn’t even know where it started. Let us even agree with the President that he single-handedly repealed the criminal libel law. We give it to him. He did it and so what? No one can take that accolade from him and so what? Yet is Ahmed Suale alive? Only 2 weeks ago another radio show host shot. Journalists are being beaten. Look at what happened to Caleb. What has the repeal of the Criminal Libel law got to do with that” Kwesi Pratt queried.
He went on to add that what the president and Bawumia did to Mahama and Mills is what is turning back to haunt them. He tasked them to accept the criticism that comes with governance and do better.
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