Social commentator, Kwame A-Plus has said President Akufo-Addo deserved to be recognised as African of the year by Forbes.
Speaking on Metro TV, he noted that though he is an ardent critique of the President, no other African President is well deserving of the award other than Ghana’s very own Nana Addo.
In his analysis, A Plus said though Nana Addo has not lived up to the task, Ghana’s democracy is exceptional and there is peace in the country compared to other African states.
“I see a lot of people trying to make noise about it but as for me, even though I’m a very biased person, I’m also very principled …GhanaWeb nominated me as Social Media Personality of the Year, and I was making noise about just the nomination, I put it on Facebook, the way I was enjoying, I was jubilating.
…And I’ll come and sit here and say Nana Addo doesn’t deserve it, how? that’s not right, I don’t do my things like that, he deserves it. Okay, if he doesn’t deserve it who deserves it?
“Before they gave it to Akufo-Addo, they looked at the whole of Africa and then looked at who’s doing well. Do you want them to give it to the President of South African? over 1,000 people died when Jacob Zuma was arrested. Do you want to give it to the President of Togo? He doesn’t have the kind of democracy we have in his country. Who do you want to give to? I believe that Akufo-Addo deserved it,” he told host, Bridget Otoo as monitored by Ghana Guardian.
Asked why will he criticize the President when he knows he is doing better than his other African counterpart, A Plus replied: “The reason why we complain about Akufo-Addo is that we are not comparing our country to anybody’s country. We are talking about our country and we believe that we deserve better, we believe that we can do better. The reason why Akufo-Addo has been criticized more than any other president is that the marking scheme that people use to mark him is different from what they used to mark other people.”