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

Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, has received a lot of criticism on social media for remarks he made.
They say that the chief’s recent rant against President Akufo-Addo’s critics is regrettable and ill-informed, and some say that he doesn’t understand how difficult things are in the country.
On Sunday, October 23, at the Kyebi Archdeaconry’s inauguration, Okyehene said that Ghanaians who have been insulting President Akufo-Addo about the economic difficulties are uncivilized, witches, and not well-nurtured.
He made the observation that those who have failed to acknowledge the president’s contributions are illiterate children.

“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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