Akyems Demand Apology from John Mahama

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A group calling itself Youth for Emancipation has condemned a Facebook post by Former President John Dramani Mahama on his official handle which the group claimed sought to stereotype the Akyem Ethnic Group.

According to the group, attempts by the Former President to rope in the Akyem Ethnic Group into their his criticisma of the Akufo-Addo administration is unfortunate, demanding a retraction and an apology from the former President.

The group is unhappy with with the reference of the Akyem ethnic group as ‘mafia’ and Sakawa boys’ and has given Candidate John Mahama 4i hours to pull down the post and apologize to Akyems and Ghanaians at large.

“It is a reckless and unwarranted attack on the good people of Akyem and Ghanaians at large. It also has the potency of setting a bad tone and heightening tensions in a young democracy such as ours especially in the lead up to aa general election”, it stated.

Describing as reckless the comments as reckless name-calling and thenocentric, the group reiterated that these formed part of the causes of the Rwandan Genocide.

The group, called on all well meaning Ghanaians, Religious, Civil Society, Traditional Authorities to condemn the post and call the former president to order.

Former President John Mahama posted an article authored by Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Hon. Isaac Adongo within which he referred to persons within the NPP administration as “Akyem Mafia and Sakawa Boys”.

This comment has triggered a statement by the youth who feels insulted the statement was ethnocentric, demanding an apology within 48 hours.


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