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Freelance Journalist Manesseh Azure Awuni says it’s unfortunate president Akuffo Addo was marketed to Ghanaian as a staunch human rights campaigner.
In a post on his Facebook page Friday30th October 2020 he stated that criminal libel law is an achievement of J.A. Kuffuor. Please read full statement below.
“It is unfortunate that all these are happening in the administration of President Akufo-Addo who was marketed to us as a staunch human rights campaigner.
“If President Akufo-Addo is re-elected in December, he should be mindful that, it is unacceptable for his record in press freedom to still be touted as the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law, which in fact, is an achievement by President J. A. Kufuor.
“Free SHS and the One District One Factory will remain legacies of the Akufo-Addo presidency and not the ministers he appointed to implement his vision.
“Our elders say that; a man must do his own growing up no matter how tall his father was. I know how tolerant the Kufuor, Atta Mills and John Mahama administrations have been of free speech and Nana Akufo-Addo must carve his own niche.”