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Ghana: You’re a big chief, and your remarks were not in good taste – Obiri Boahen takes on Okyenhene

Nana Obiri Boahen, a former Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has condemned the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, for his recent remarks to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-critics. Addo’s

He stated that because the Okyenhene is a powerful chief, he must speak with dignity.

The former deputy scribe went on to say that instead of insulting the president’s critics, the chief should have urged Akufo-Addo to listen to those who have legitimate concerns.

“Let me be very honest. Such a comment coming from a big chief is not in good taste. You are not some small chief, you are a big chief and you were not talking to your friend, you were talking in public and you uttered such words, it is not good.

“You don’t have to support the NDC or the NPP to make such comments. It was an opportunity for him to urge the president to listen to the cries of Ghanaians. You don’t just call people witches and wizards. It is not good,” he said in Twi in a Neat FM interview.

The Okyenhene stated that those criticizing the president over the current economic difficulties are uncivilized villagers, witches, and wizards with no sense of appreciation.

“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.

“Not all will like you. Even Jesus Christ was crucified. It won’t bother me if they speak with sincerity but when you speak with hate, witchcraft, and envy, you must be careful because one day, one day! one day! one day! One day! The truth will overcome evil lies and envy,” the chief said.

He made these remarks on the final day of President Akufo-Eastern Addo’s Region tour.

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