President Nana Akufo-Addo has spoken on the death of George Floyd, the black man who got murdered by a Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin by kneeling on his neck during an arrest despite the fact that the deceased was unarmed.
George in a viral video could be heard saying “I can’t breath” but the ‘wicked’ police officer kneeled on his neck for about 5 minutes until paramedics arrived at the scene and just after reaching the hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Well, Nana Addo in a statement via his social media handles demanded justice for George Floyd.
“Black people, the world over, are shocked and distraught by the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer in the United States of America. It carried with it an all too painful familiarity, and an ugly reminder. It cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism.
On behalf of the people of Ghana, I express my deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late George Floyd.
We stand with our kith and kin in America in these difficult and trying times, and we hope that the unfortunate, tragic death of George Floyd will inspire a lasting change in how America confronts head on the problems of hate and racism.”
Nana Addo’s post has already garnered thousands of interactions.