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Manasseh Azure takes on Akufo-Addo over ‘Jeremiahs and naysayers’ comment

Outspoken journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has published one of his thought-provoking critiques, this time taking on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for describing a section of Ghanaians as “Jeremiahs and naysayers.”The biblical prophet, Jeremiah, also called “Weeping Prophet” was known for his lamentations and various expressions of sadness over issues.

The President used this term “Jeremiahs and naysayers” in reference to cynics and a section of the public who seems to lament over every policy his government rolls out.

During his 15th national update on the coronavirus pandemic, Nana Akufo-Addo said, “the professional Jeremiahs and naysayers who seek cynically to make a profitable industry out of spreading falsehoods fear and panic-stoking divisive ethnic sentiments underestimate the resolve and the determination of Ghanaians to build a united democratic peaceful and happy Ghana; we will continue to work hard to prove them wrong.”

The President made the comment to discourage tribal sentiments became topical during the compilation of the electoral roll and the deployment of military men to border towns.

However, in Manasseh’s write-up, published on his Facebook wall, he seems to remind the President that nobody is born a naysayer.“Of course, there are those who become naysayers by choice and for political capital. Those of us who were in this country in 2016 still remember the leader of the professional naysayers at the time, the commander-in-chief of Samballat and Tobiah’s army of self-seeking cynics,” he writes.

He admonished that politicians whose leadership has forced the most ardent of optimists to part ways with hope should be measured in their accusations and name-calling.

Copied from: Ghana web

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