Ghanaian rapper Guru has revealed his favorite corrupt Ghanaian president.
Ghana has had 13 head of states; including one acting president, spanning 4 republics with Dr. Kwame Nkrumah being the most popular of them all.
5 of the heads of states were military men who came to power through various coup d’états with one of them being Guru’s favorite president.
In a tweet, Guru stated his favorite corrupt president was the late General Ignatius Acheampong.
Acheampong was the 5th head of state of the 2nd Republic.
Acheampong is my favorite President in terms of corruption. Not sure He was corrupt but I stand to be corrected, and why was He killed? Did He even deserve that punishment?
Guru probably addressed him as corrupt due to his regime being characterized by the corruption scandal known as ‘fa wu to begye golf’.
Guru also spoke about the death of General Acheampong, asking fans if he deserved to have been killed by firing squad.
Acheampong became head of state on 13 January 1972 after a bloodless coup d’état to overthrow the Progress Party and its leader Dr. Kofi Busia.
Acheampong was court-martialed and executed along with General Edward Kwaku Utuka by firing squad on 16 June 1979.
Story by Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh