Host of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana (GEG), Paul Adom Otchere has lambasted his colleague journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni over the latter’s Facebook post that sought to praise former presidents Kufour, Atta Mills and John Mahama for promoting of free speech, while skipping the incumbent president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
This, according to Paul is as a results of Manasseh’s hatred against Akufo-Addo, which he said is affecting the investigative journalist mentally, when he was reacting to the Facebook post on his show, last night, April 13, 2021.
“It looks like some people are waiting to hear something terrible about this country so that they get excited. When something good happens about the country because they don’t like Akufo-Addo they don’t like it. But, who are you?”, Paul asked.
“Mr. Facebook poster this shows that you are very bitter person. Is that how you do your investigations? hatred and pain about Akufo-Addo. This your bitterness against Akufo-Addo is not going to send you anywhere. Today you saying that President Mahama is promoting free speech. Are you not the same person who on Stand Dogbe’s neck about some journalists who died? what kind of hypocrisy is that?”, he further asked.
According to the GEG host, Manansseh has done everything in his power to ensure president Akufo-Addo didn’t get a second term mandate from the Ghanaian electorates, but failed.
He also believed if Tweeter is setting up their office in Ghana out many other African countries such as Nigerian, Zimbabwe and the rest, it means all that Manasseh is complaining about lack of freedom of speech under President Akufo-Addo’s government has been ignored.
“When you do this thing it is called Delusion of self grandeur. Go and cure yourself. It is mental health problem. Your opinion and Tweeter opinion are dimetrical opposed. You are suffering from delusion of self grandeur. You have deluded yourself”, Paul advised Manansseh.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, US-based social media company, Jack Dorsey has said he chose Ghana to establish its Africa Office by the freedoms of expression and internet access offered by Ghana, as well as the recent attribution to its capital, Accra, of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Facebook already has several offices in Africa, including Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent, also in West Africa.
Twitter announced Monday the recruitment of a team of eleven people in Ghana, to make the West African country its headquarters for the continent.
“Today, in line with our growth strategy, we are pleased to announce that we are building a team in Ghana,” the company announced in a statement.
Meanwhile, president Akufo-Addo said, “The choice of Ghana as the headquarters for Twitter’s operations in Africa is GREAT news,” tweeted Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, hailing “the beginning of a beautiful partnership.”