General News of Wed, 7 Mar 201855
Social media users ‘mock’ Buhari’s offer to help in Ghana's corruption fight
Ghana’s social media space is reacting to the speech by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari that he will help Ghana in its fight against corruption.
Ghanaians and some Nigerians following the speech have taken to social media to question the rationale behind President Buhari’s offer of help for Ghana’s anti-corruption fight when he was yet to finish with his own unending corruption load in Nigeria.
Permeating the comments and posts were references to a snake that allegedly swallowed 36 million naira ($102,409, the cedis equivalent of over 470,000 cedis from the office of Nigeria’ Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Mynewsgh.com observed a general disenchantment with the offer of help, with some Nigerians wading in to join, in social media parlance, the “trolling” of their President.
Delivering a speech as the Special Guest of Honour during Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary Parade at the Black Star in Accra, President Buhari commended Akufo-Addo and Ghana’s parliament for passing the Special Prosecutor Bill to fight endemic corruption; adding that Nigeria will always be available to support Ghana in its bid to ensure that corruption is defeated.
“… Your Excellency, I can assure you that you have a good partner in me in tackling endemic corruption,” the Nigerian President said.
But below are the reactions of some Ghanaians on social media.