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Respect is earned – Social media users rejoin Okyehene’s “uncivilised” comments

October 24 , 2022

Many social media users have taken great exception to comments by the Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin.

They say the chief’s recent outburst against critics of President Akufo-Addo is unfortunate and ill informed, with some adding that he lacks appreciation of how tough things are in the country.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Kyebi Archdeaconry on Sunday, October 23, the Okyehene said Ghanaians who have been insulting President Akufo-Addo over the economic hardships are uncivilised, witches and not well nurtured.

He remarked that those who have failed to recognise the contributions of the president are children of illiterates.

“We should appreciate him for his efforts; we should protect him. As for the insults, it’s for children of illiterates. If you are trained properly, you won’t do that, unless you are a witch or wizard,” Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin said.

This did not sit well with many who woke up to the comments on Monday.

While some criticised him for being tribalistic and partisan, others noted that he was only being populist through his “unfair attacks” on people who are only expressing their frustrations at the government and the president, while another group yet, maintained that he was right to speak as he did did..

Below are some of their reactions:

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