EndSARS: Some Ghanaian Celebrities Mount Pressure On ECOWAS Chair, President Nana Akufo-Addo To Speak On Violence In Nigeria
The brutality, massacre in Nigeria most especially in Lekki is getting scary and out of control by day. Reports by eye witnesses on social media and the rights group Amnesty International have said several people were killed and wounded when soldiers opened fire.
The state governor said about 25 people have been wounded but only one person had died.
An indefinite 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Lagos and other regions.
Protests over a now-disbanded police unit – the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) – have been taking place for two weeks, with demonstrators using the social media hashtag #EndSars to rally crowds.
As tensions continue to rise on Wednesday, some Ghanaian celebrities have also mounted pressure on President Nana Akufo-Addo who is also the Chairperson of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to act by sending a message to protesters and the Nigerian government to end the violence.
Below are some tweets from some Ghana celebrities:
Sista Afia: Ghanaians nd hypocrisy. We were all here when our president did a whole funeral for George Floyd, with tribute & things. Our sister country flag of Nigeria is bleeding and I’m asking our president Nana Akufo-Addo, who is ECOWAS chairperson to step in and all you could do is insult me. Make sumbody diss me again #EndSARS
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She added: Heartbreaking. Prez Nana Akufo-Addo kindly step into what is happening in Nigeria ASAP. Please please please please Loudly crying face Loudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying face #EndSARS
M.anifest: Collective silence of AU & ECOWAS is deafening. That needs to change ASAP. #EndSARS
Rapper Edem also quoted Hillary Clinton saying: “Tweet like this should be coming from african leaders ..
I’m calling on @mbuhari and the @hqnigerianarmy to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. #StopNigeriaGovernment
Lydia Forson: The reason why a lot of African leaders can’t speak up, is simply because a lot of them benefit from one another. Calling your “comrades out” can hurt you and your political ambitions. They’ve seen everything, they’re just choosing themselves over the people. African leaders found their voice (very quickly) to wish Trump a speedy recovery. But they’ve lost it when it comes to #EndSARS
History will not forget…
Nana Aba: “President Trump tests positive for coronavirus. African Presidents: Get well soon, President Trump. Nigerians and other Africans BRUTALISED and KILLED in Africa.
African Presidents: silence. Deafening silence all round.
Story by: Reagan O.O.Osarfo (Nana Reagan)