Tokyo 20202: Ghanaians Shocked As Akufo-Addo Congratulates Norway After Warholm Wins 4x400m Hurdles

Ghanaians were a bit taken aback on Tuesday when the President, Nana Akufo-Addo tweeted his congratulations to Norwegians following Karsten Warholm’s world record-breaking run in the 4x400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics.

Karsten Warholm won gold in a time of 45.94s, breaking the previous record he set in July.

Despite his impressive performance which has got fans all over the world watching multiple replays of the exciting race, a number of Ghanaians were surprised when the President’s account joined in the excitement.

The tweet, which was posted just before midnight on Tuesday, congratulated “all Norwegians” including Norway Prime Minister, Erma Solberg on Warholm’s win.

Not all Ghanaians were pleased with this tweet, which came two hours after a similar one congratulating Ghanaian boxer, Samuel Takyi, who won bronze in the featherweight division in Tokyo.

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A few people replied to the tweet, with the responses, many of which were unflattering to the Ghanaian Head of State, escalating as more people woke up.

The tweet was also coincidentally posted on the ever of the #FixTheCountry protest in Accra which saw thousands of Ghanaians take to the streets to express their displeasure with how various sectors of the country were being run.

While some people expressed disappointment that the President had chosen to tweet about the Norwegians, largely ignoring the Ghanaian contingent at the Games, bar medalist Samuel Takyi, others suggested that the tweet was for diplomatic purposes.

Another person found the tweet so bizarre, they suggested the President’s account might have been hacked.


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