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Ghanaians react after Oliver Mawuse Barker gave this Biblical name to President Akufo-Addo.

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By News_365 | self meida writer
Published 27 days ago - 2802 views

Yesterday, March 18, 2021 the Chief Technical Advisor of the University of Ghana School of Law’s Democratic Vigilance Project, Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor, asserted in a Facebook post that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) members are fervently wrangling among themselves over who succeeds President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, despite the economic hardship Ghanaians are enduring under his leadership. 

He wrote that 

“The inner circle are busy fighting over who succeeds Zacchaeus even before Ghanaians have a chance to catch their breath”

Some netizens did not understand the reason why an intellectual like him would use "Zacchaeus" to describe a President of a country. 

However, Oliver Mawuse Barker-Vormawor has justified the "Zacchaeus" name he gave to the President in his Facebook post today. 

He wrote that 

“A friend of mine asked me today why I refer to the President as Zacchaeus

I was surprised by the question. What’s there not to understand? 

Zacchaeus was a tax collector, who was so out of touch that he was stuck up high in his sycamore tree.”

The Bible describes Zacchaeus as a chief tax collector and a rich man at Jericho. 

You can further read (Luke 9: 1-10) to know the physical qualities and behaviour of Zacchaeus. 

 

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