Concerned Citizens of Okyeman and Okyeman Youth For Development has gone on demonstration this Wednesday morning in the Eastern Region in relation to comment posted by Bolgatanga Central MP, Hon Isaac Adongo and shared by H.E John Dramani Mahama on his Facebook timeline.
According to information gathered by Talks Africa Media from Joynews reveals that, the comment “Akyem Sakawa Boys” has not resonate well with the people of Akyem land hence necessitated the demonstration to demand apology and retraction from the statesman and flag bearer of the largest opposition NDC, former President John Dramani Mahama.
We recall recently the former President shared a Facebook post by Legislator for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, in which he sought to imply that an “Akyem Sakawa Mafias” in government are behind the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal to rob the state.
“Agyapa Royalties fraud is the last straw: The Akyem sakawa boys and grandpas must go,” was the headline of the original post that was also shared by Mr Mahama.
Ever Since Mr Mahama shared the post, the ruling New Patriotic Party faithfuls and the Presidency has condemned the post.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, “sometimes, one would hope when things come out, people will comment on them. The comment made by my opponent: ‘Akyem Sakawa’ people, I have not heard any public figure in this country or anybody comment on it.”
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has asked former President John Dramani Mahama to render an apology to the people of Akyem over his alleged ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’ comment.
The Vice President has waded into the ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’ because he believes that it is unfortunate for the former president to lump up a whole tribe with one negative description.
Speaking to the chiefs and people of Gushegu, Dr. Bawumia said John Dramani Mahama cannot win an election with insults and tribal division.
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