NDC to be barred from campaigning in Akyem - Akyem natives to Mahama over 'Sakawa boys' comment

NDC to be barred from campaigning in Akyem - Akyem natives to Mahama over 'Sakawa boys' comment

- Natives of Akyem have held a demonstration against former President John Dramani Mahama for alleged ethnocentric comments

- According to the natives, the comment from the former president is unfortunate and ethnocentric in nature

- They are demanding that former President Mahama apologise or be barred from campaigning in the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area

- Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in

Natives of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area have held a demonstration against former President John Dramani Mahama for allegedly referring to Akyems as "Akyem Sakawa Boys"

According to the natives, the comment from the former president is unfortunate and ethnocentric in nature

In a report file by Graphic.com.gh, over 500 natives of Akyem Abuakwa State were spotted clothed in red and black attires gathered at Asamankese to embark on the demonstration

Some of the demonstrators were spotted wielding placards with different inscriptions on them, all in reference to the former president Mahama.

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They are demanding that former President Mahama takes back what he said and apologise to Ghanaians especially the people of Akyem.

Speaking in an interview with Graphic online, the Asamankesehene, Barima Kesse Bediako III, said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the former President would be barred from holding any political campaigns in the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area ahead of the December polls, should he fail to withdraw and apologise.

The incident of this whole ethnocentric comment comes from the former President sharing a post by Bolgatanga Central Constituency MP, Isaac Adongo titled: "Agyapa Royalties Fraud Is The Last Straw: The Akyem Sakawa Boys and Grandpas Must Go"

In that post, he described President Akufo-Addo's reign as one of family and friends and tagged them variously as "Akyem Mafia" and "Akyem Sakawa Boys."

Sakawa is a derogatory term commonly used in reference to internet fraudsters.

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In other news, more information and clarity continue to emerge on the Agyapa Royalties deal.

The latest revelation is the amount of money the Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko’s law firm received for their services in the controversial transaction.

Veteran journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, revealed on Peace FM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, that Mr. Otchere Darko’s law firm, Africa Legal Associates received US$103,000 as associates to transaction advisor.

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