This did not go down well with many folks on social media, Ghanaians and Nigerians alike apparently, this includes controversial celebrity Afia Schwarzenegger.
“Thiz is BigSisterAfrica
Buhari!!!!!! you have 20 secs to grab a bible n read this Mathew 7:3-5.
NB: All speeches must be well scrutinized before reading out to the public.”
According to the passage where she directed the Nigeria’s president to read from:
Matthew 7:3-5 King James Version (KJV)
“3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
In other words, Afia Schwarzenegger thinks President Buhari is a hypocrite for saying Nigeria will help Ghana fight corruption. The Ghanaian OAP wants the Nigerian leader to tackle corruption first in his country rather than attack others for their small flaws while ignoring Nigeria’s massive ones.
President Buhari was the guest speaker at Ghana’s 61st independence anniversary. And in his speech to the country people of Ghana, the Nigerian president had mentioned that Nigeria will assist Ghana in fighting corruption.
This statement angered a lot of Ghanaians and some even instructed President Buhari to tackle the snake that swallowed money in his country first and then later come to Ghana to help them fight corruption.