Concerned Citizens Of Okyeman Youth Demonstrate Against John Mahama Over “Akyem Mafia & Sakawa Boys” Comment

Concerned Citizens of Okyeman and Okyeman Youth For Development have this morning (Wednesday) hit the streets of Asamankese in the Eastern Region in protest against the unfortunate comment posted by Bolgatanga Central MP, Hon Isaac Adongo and shared by H.E John  Mahama on his Facebook timeline.

The comment “Akyem Sakawa Boys” did not go down well with the people of the Akyem land hence the demonstration to demand apology and retraction from the statesman and flag bearer of the main opposition NDC.

John Mahama recently shared a comment by MP for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, in which he sought to say that an “Akyem Sakawa Mafia” in government initiated 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 John Mahama on his Facebook timeline.

Since  John Mahama shared the post, it has been condemned as ethnocentric against the people of Akyem Abuakwa.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, have condemned the comment as tribal bigotry.

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his disappointment in this remark.

According to him, “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 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 John Mahama to lump up a whole tribe with one negative description.

Speaking to the chiefs and people of Gushegu, Dr. Bawumia said John  Mahama cannot win an election with insults and tribal division.

However, National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi who thinks there was nothing wrong with what former President John Mahama did but  has added that the MP was right in describing those ‘involved in the Agyapa royalties deal’ as Akyem sakawa boys and grandpas.




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Edrine Yeboah

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