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Can You Speak to Otumfuor and Okyehene in this Condescending Manner- Maliba to Akufo-Addo

The Director of legal affairs for the National Democratic Congress, Abraham Amaliba has taken a swipe at President Akufo-Addo over his sarcastic comments directed towards Torgbui Fiti Amenya V, the Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area.

Speaking on TV3 on Friday, lawyer Amaliba maintained that Mr Akufo-Addo's comments, asking the chief to "go ahead and complete the E-blok project in his area if he is worried about the delay in completion" is not only condescending but unpresidential".

According to Mr Amaliba, there is no way the president would speak in such manner to the Asantehene and the Okyehene. Therefore, the Paramount Chief of Aflao must also be accorded similar respect.

He insisted that the president is an employee of the citizens.Therefore, the citizens have the right to give an ultimatum as far as developmental projects are concerned.

"When you listen to the comments of the president, it clearly tells you that he does not understand the workings of democracy.

In democracy, it is the people who employ you. An employer can give ultimatum. So where does he get the understanding that the chief cannot give an ultimatum?

"Of all the presidents in the Fourth Republic, this is the president who literally begged the people to vote for him".

For Mr Amaliba, Ghanaians are getting fed with the Akufo-Addo led administration due to their inability to deliver to the satisfaction of the masses.

"You have crowd students in small schools and classrooms with the free SHS while there are facilities to accommodate them. The president must wake up to the reality that the people are fed up with his style of governance. That is why chiefs will look straight into his face and tell him the truth".

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