Former Nigerian Senator Slams Akufo-Addo For Warning African Governments Against “Begging”

Former Nigerian Senator Slams Akufo-Addo For Warning African Governments Against “Begging”

  • Akufo-Addo has been slammed for asking African leaders to stop begging at a time Ghana was begging for a loan from the IMF
  • Shehu Sani says Nana Akufo-Addo seems to be receiving the IMF aid with his left while using his right hand to advise against begging
  • The tweet by the former Nigerian senator on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, has received thousands of reactions on Twitter

A former Nigerian senator has slammed a recent appeal by Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo to African leaders against begging.

Shehu Sani thinks the timing of Akufo-Addo’s admonishment is curious because it coincides with Ghana’s request for an Extended Credit Facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Shehu Sani and Nana Akufo-Addo
L-R: Shehu Sani is President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria and Nana Akufo-Addo. Source: Twitter/@ShehuSani, Getty Images.
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Sani took to Twitter to make a now-viral comment that suggests that the president was being a hypocrite.

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“Ghana’s President is collecting IMF loan with the right hand and using the left hand to warn African Governments against begging the west for money,” he tweeted.

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Shehu Sani is also an author, playwright and a human rights activist. He is the President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria and the Chairman of Hand-in-Hand, Africa.

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