March 29, 2023
Okyehene trends #1 on Twitter following 'villagers' and 'witches' comments

Okyehene trends #1 on Twitter following 'villagers' and 'witches' comments

The Okyehene, Amoatia Ofori Panin II is first on Ghana Twitter trends following his comments and descriptions of people criticizing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as ‘villagers’ and ‘witches.’

Speaking at the inauguration of Archeaconry Service held at the St. Martin Anglican Church in Kyebi in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region on Sunday, October 23, 2022, the traditional leader called on Ghanaians to appreciate the significant contribution of the president to the development of the country.

He explained that the numerous policies of the government, such as the Free Senior High School, are reasons Ghanaians should be grateful to the government.

“We must appreciate the feat of the president and show him appreciation for what he has done for Ghana. We must defend and protect him.

“… those insulting the president are children of villagers. They are uncivilized. No well-nurtured person will insult an elderly. If you were raised in the church, you will not insult an elder. If you are not a villager then you may be a witch or wizard,” he said without mincing words.

Following that, a number of online users have flooded Twitter to share their sentiments about the chief’s comments.

One user, Abena Nsia Nyarko, stated that it appears it is because of the direct benefits the Okyehene receives from the continuous stay of the president in office that he is speaking this way.

“This is why the Okyehene is calling us villagers, witches & wizards. Because, so long as Nana Akufo-Addo stays in office he continues to benefit hugely from the state. Hence the insult for demanding our Constitutional Right against the economic quagmire we’re facing today,” she tweeted.




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