On Friday, June 29, 2018, Ghana received the news of the death of a Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the late Amissah-Arthur collapsed as he exercised at a gymnasium in Accra. He was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital but unfortunately lost his life.
The Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II recently passed some comments on the matter, but this did not go down well with some people.
A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Stan Xoese Dogbe, took to social media to express his displeasure at the Okyenhene.
YEN.com.gh brings to you 5 reasons why the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, should have kept quiet about the matter, at least for the time being:
1. He is isn’t publicly recognized as an official spokesperson for the government
An issue of national importance such as the death of a former government official requires official communication from the government to Ghanaians. Anything to the contrary is usually viewed with 'suspicion'.
2. His comments have generated controversy
The Okyenhene's revelation about the space in the car where the late Amissah was placed has been challenged.
Contrary to his words, Stan Dogbe claims that the late statesman was placed at the back seat of the vehicle.
3. The government had not yet come out with a statement
The government is yet to come out with a statement with respect to the circumstances surrounding the death of the former statesman.
This therefore makes the revelations of the Okyenhene appear premature.
4. An NDC member (Stan Xoese Dogbe) has provided different details
A member of the NDC, Stan Dogbe, took to social media to react to the Okyenhene's statement. His arguements provide different angles to the matter.
5. Questions about the motive behind his decision to speak on the matter
Stan Dogbe's comments on social media are likely to raise questions about the motive behind the Okyenhene's decision to speak on the matter.
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