- Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has revealed that John Mahama will not apologise over the “Akyem Sakawa boys” tag
- He described the call for former President Mahama to apologise as misplaced
- The Odododiodo MP said those who vote for the NDC in Akyem would continue vote irrespective of what has happened
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The Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo constituency, Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has revealed that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama will not apologise over the “Akyem Sakawa boys” tag.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News, he described the call for Mahama to apologise as misplaced.
He said Mahama would not apologise for anything and that those who vote for the NDC in Akyem would continue to vote irrespective of what has happened.
“Our flagbearer will not apologise for anything. The people who vote for us in the Akyem area will continue to vote for the NDC irrespective of what has happened,” he said.
He added that a lot more respected people in the NDC are natives of the Akyem land and did not see why Mahama should have to apologise for sharing a write-up critiquing the Agyapa Royalties deal.
“We have much more respected members in the NDC who hail from that area. Our National Chairman is an Akyem, the Chairman of our Manifesto Committee is an Akyem and a Royal so, there are people in our party who are Akyem,” he added.
According to the natives, the comment from the former president is unfortunate and ethnocentric in nature.
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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