May 20, 2024

Former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has commended President Akufo-Addo for angrily ordering the chief to stand up for the national anthem during the commemorative tree planting exercise on Green Ghana Day.

According to Koku Anyidoho, the President of the Republic of Ghana has demonstrated that he is a true leader who upholds the sovereignty of the country.

He wrote on his twitter handle: “If it is the case that the President of Ghana got upset and issued directives to the G/A Minister because someone deliberately refused to stand up when the National Anthem was being played, then I salute him for defending the Flag and Anthem of our Motherland. Bravo” Koku Anyidoho tweeted.

A viral video of President Nana Addo instructing the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey to put someone to order during the commemorative tree planting exercise on Green Ghana Day has sparked conversations among Ghanaians on the internet.

According to reports, during the event, as the national anthem was being sung, the president spotted a chief seated. The president who was provoked by the actions of the chief directed Henry Quartey to quickly call the chief to order and make him stand for the anthem.

The said incident occurred at the University of Ghana, where dignitaries gathered to grace the Green Ghana Day initiative on June 9.

The president’s reaction to the incident was met with mixed feelings. While others praised the president for calling the chief to others for behaving unpatriotic, there were some who questioned the president’s moral right to chastise a chief for acting unpatriotic.