VIDEO: Nana Addo Celebrating Tottenham’s Victory A Diversionary Tactic-Economist


The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was on Wednesday, May 8 took the whole world by surprise when he was caught on camera celebrating Tottenham Hotspur’s amazing comeback over Ajax to secure a place in UEFA Champions League final.

Lucas Moura scored a dramatic 96th-minute winner to cap an astonishing Tottenham fightback against Ajax and set up an all-English Champions League final against Liverpool. Known to be a staunch supporter of Tottenham, the president could not hold back his surprise and excitement at the miraculous triumph of his team.

The win sent the president in joyous mood as he watched his club make it into the final for the first time in its history. Ever since the video surfaced online, many across the world have shared their various views with regards to the President’s celebration which includes a German-based Ghanaian economist;Samuel K.Asumaneng

Speaking to from his base,Samuel Asumaneng described President Akuffo-Addo’s viral video as a diversionary tactic.

According to him, the video was to divert attention of the nation from some raging issues including the brouhaha behind the staff of the National Identification Authority (NIA) who attempted to register two Nigerians to obtain Ghana cards, the invitation of NDC national Chairman Ofosu Ampofo by the Police CID and how the economy is cramping with regards to the depreciation of the Cedi.

“I’m a staunch NPP supporter but the President is just deceiving Ghanaians…the video about him celebrating the Tottenham Hotspur’s victory was just a diversionary tactic…He shared the video because of the raging issues in the Country”.He told

He added,“There are all these challenges in the economy, and when there is a problem they want a diversion. They know that the NIA registration, the Ofosu Ampofo invitation and the depreciation of the Cedi are generating a lot of heat so they want some means of diverting the attention of the nation…I came to Ghana in March and the Ghanaian economy was very bad”.

Kindly watch Nana Addo’s viral video below!


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