Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hanna Tetteh, has come under a barrage of attacks for her tweets questioning the coverage of the Gambian crisis by the Ghanaian media.
The Gambia has been thrown into a state of confusion over an election dispute involving Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and Adama Barrow.
Yahya Jammeh shockingly lost and conceded defeat to winner of the December 1 2016 polls, Adama Barrow, but later rescinded his decision and has challenged the outcome of the election in court.
Jammeh’s refusal to step down and Barrow’s determination to succeed him as President on Thursday January 19 has left Gambia on tenterhooks with over 26,000 people fleeing to neighboring Senegal.
Hanna Tetteh got herself into trouble when she suggested in a tweet that the local press has so far not done much to go to Gambia to cover the crisis there but most of the information she’s received is via international media.
This has angered many twitter enthusiasts who have expressed their disappointment in her tweet.
They questioned her rational for making such utterance and challenged her to direct her thoughts to media organisations sympathetic to her party, NDC.
Hanna Tetteh has come under such attacks in the past especially when she mocked a group of Ghanaians who had organised a very peaceful march to the Jubilee House to present a petition to Government.
She also lost her bid to retain the Awutu Senya West Constituency seat for the fourth time in the 2016 election to NPP’s George Andah