Broadcaster Blessed Godsbrain Smart has said the Okyenhene “went too far” for describing critics of the President as uncivilized, witches and wizards without proper training.
The host of Maakye was surprised the paramount chief of Akyem Abuakwa could utter such words to suggest the likes of John Agyekum Kufuor, the former President, the IMF, the Asantehene and other prominent persons are all witches and wizards since they all criticise the government.
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has said those who criticise and insult President Akufo-Addo are ‘uncivilized, villagers, witches and wizards’ who have no sense of appreciation.
The Akyem Abuakwa Overlord says the Free SHS introduced by Akufo-Addo together with other policies since his assumption into office for the development of the state must be appreciated especially when the current economic turmoil is not peculiar to Ghana.
“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”.
He added without mincing words that, ”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 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 enviness, you must becareful because one day !one day ! one day! one day! One day ! truth will overcome evil lies and envy,” he consoled the President.
He was speaking at the inauguration of Archeaconry Service held at the St. Martin Anglican Church at Kyebi in the Abuakwa South Municipality of the Eastern Region where President Akufo-Addo was present.
Amoatia Ofori Panin called on all to support the President in ending illegal mining.
“Politicians want votes. Nobody will put his presidency on the line for the fight against galamsey. All that politicians like are votes but for him (President Akufo-Addo) he doesn’t care about votes but the welfare and wellbeing of the voter is paramount to him,” he said.