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General News of Tuesday, 16 January 2018


We should hail Trump for speaking the obvious truth - Odike

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Businessman and failed Presidential hopeful of Kumasi-based United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike has backed the comments of US President, Donald Trump saying he was right to describe African countries as 'shitholes'.

According to him, President Donald Trump is justified to call African leaders as naturally born bad and corrupt people.

“For me, he said the reality…We are naturally born bad and corrupt….I want somebody to challenge we are not bad people”, he dared.

“President Trump has spoken for us Africans. We need to commend him for speaking our minds”, Odike spoke on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM’s morning show hosted by Kofi Asante Ennin.

The ‘shithole’ description of some African Countries by US President Donald Trump is attracting a huge backlash from citizens from several of these countries with any describing his comments as unsavory and racist.

Ghanaians have not spared him either, many have taken to several social media platforms to register their displeasure and disgust at the comments from one of the most powerful persons in the world.

President Akufo-Addo, through his social media platforms, stated “The language of Donald Trump that the African continent, Haiti, and El Salvador are “shithole countries” is extremely unfortunate. We are certainly not a “shithole country”. We will not accept such insults, even from a leader of a friendly country, no matter how powerful.”

Also adding his criticism to the comment by Donald Trump is ex-president John Mahama who urged the African Union to take action following the development.

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