The host of the morning show Maakye on Onua TV, Godsbrain Blessed Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, has taken aim at the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, over his comments attacking critics of President Akufo-Addo.
The Okyehene is reported to have called those who criticise President Akufo-Addo as “villagers, uncivilised and witches and wizards,”
Reacting to his attack, Captain Smart quizzed him on if he considered himself a ‘witch’ or ‘wizard’ when he criticised ex-President Mahama in 2014 over the bad state of roads in the Eastern Region.
“Respectfully, we had a president called Mr. Mahama, you wore sneakers and threatened to protest against him, if I may ask, were you a wizard for doing so?
“Please were you a wizard? What it is, is that the Bible says children should respect the elderly and that is the first rule. Thereon, the Bible adds, parents, don’t act in a way that angers your children,” he added.
He also admonished the chief to desist from talking about governance, especially about critics of the government stressing that he is not a part of the government. “I would beg that you mind your words. Thank you,” Smart concluded.
The Okyehene had earlier attacked critics of the President with some unsavoury words.
“We must appreciate the feat of the President and show him [some] appreciation for what he has done for Ghana. We must defend and protect him,” he said.
Okyenhene stated categorically, ”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,” Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II added when he spoke at the inauguration of the Archdeaconry Service held at the St. Martin Anglican Church in Kyebi on Sunday, October 23, 2022.