Ghana’s Twitter Space Engages In Hot Debate Over Who Is Powerful Between The Asantehene And President Of Ghana

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On countless occasions, the Ghanaian Twitter space has set the agenda for a lot of trending topics, which are mostly controversial and somehow very needless.

And as today marks the day, President Akufo-Addo was sworn in to serve his second term, tweeps did not disappoint as they are currently engaged in conversations about who between Ghana’s President and the Asantehene is more powerful.

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This shocking conversation has generated a heated debate on the bird social media platform as some Ghanaian Twitter users argue with each other over the power and influence of the Asantehene and the Ghanaian President.

The tweet who started the debate wrote that: “I don’t care who your president is but I respect and honor Otumfour Osei Tutu II the Asantehene my King more than anyone. I will fight n die for my king not de president Long live King Solomon“.

His tweet attracted opposing tweets from tweeps who argue that Asantehene’s power does not go beyond the Ashanti Region and the Asante Kingdom, therefore, the Ghanaian President wields more influence than the traditional ruler.

Asantehene is powerful but rules in his kingdom, thus, part of the country. Meanwhile, the President rules the whole country. The President set rules for the whole country to obey. Asantehene only set rules in his Kingdom. It can only affect an outsider when he/she sets foot there,” another Twitter with the user name @Efua_112 said.

See all the tweets expressing diverse views with the hashtag #Ashanti below

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