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Apologize For ‘Sakawa Boys’ Comment Or Face Our Wrath – Akyem Youth Group Warns Mahama

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An Akyem Youth Group, Calling itself Youth for Emancipation, has given the NDC Flagbearer, former President John Dramani Mahama a 48-hour ultimatum to apologize over some comments which they deem an insult to Akyems.

Former President Mahama came under a barrage of attack from the ruling NPP yesterday when he gleefully shared a post which was authored by Bolga Central MP, Isaac Adongo, in which he sarcastically referred to elements in the NPP as ‘Akyem Sakawa Boys’.

Reacting to the incident, the Youth for Emancipation, which claims to be an Akyem Youth Group has warned the former President to retract and apologize or face their wrath.

Below is their post………………………….

PULL DOWN YOUR DEROGATORY POST AND APOLOGIZE TO AKYEMS WITHIN 48 HOURS- YOUTH FOR EMANCIPATION TO JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA (H.E)

The attention of Youth For Emancipation Ghana has been drawn to a shared Facebook post by the official handle of the former president His Excellency John Dramani Mahama that seeks to stereotype the Akyem ethnic group as ‘mafia and sakawa boys’.

We are gravely dismayed that a former president who is considered as a statesman will label a section of the Ghanaian people as a ‘mafia and sakawa boys’.

While we do not begrudge the right of the former president to criticize the Agyapa Royalties deal, we find it very dangerous, distasteful, and repugnant to draw in the ethnic background of the president, his family, and appointees in criticizing the deal. Indeed it has become very pervasive of the former president to draw in the Akyem people in his every critique of the president of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Youth For Emancipation condemns the write up shared by the former president in no uncertain terms and demands an immediate apology from his office to the good people of Akyem and Ghanaians as a whole. 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 a general election.

It is recalled that such reckless name-calling and ethnocentric comments fueled tensions in nearby Rwanda that resulted in a bloody civil war leading to the killing of hundreds of thousands of Rwandans and maiming of several others.

In the run-up to December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, we call for a campaign of ideas devoid of name-calling, stereotyping, and insults from all fronts of the political divide.

We call on all meaning Ghanaians, Religious, Civil societies, traditional authorities among others to condemn the post and call the former president John Mahama to order.

Thank you and Long live Ghana.

Signed
Daniel Obeng Acquah
(Boxxy)
Secretary, Youth for Emancipation
(0549855599)

Appiah-Dankwah Aboagye
(Computer)
P.RO, Youth for Emancipation
(0242105356)

Kwaku Yeboah
(Ktee)
Research and Advocacy, Youth for Emancipation
(0554970065)

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Chaos In Eastern Regional NPP As Akwatia MP Defies Akufo-Addo’s Order Not To Go Independent – Party Chairman Furious

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Massive tension is reportedly brewing in the NPP in the Eastern Region after the incumbent MP for Akwatia, Mercy Adu Gyamfi, popularly known as Ama Sey was said to have defied an order from the President not to run independent.

Ama Sey who was seeking a second term lost the Parliamentary Primaries in June by four (4) votes to a young Legal Practitioner Ernest Kumi. The MP had 223 votes as against 227 polled by her main contender .

Though she asked for a recount, after she complained of being cheated, her request was turned down by the Regional Executives.

The MP’s teeming supporters have consistently alleged that some elements at the National and Regional level conspired to rig the elections against her, thereby urging her to run independent.

The MP has since been Organizing series of events to canvass more support. In one of her recent public events, she told her teaming supporters that “everyone wants quality thing so I’m urging you all to rally behind me so that on December 7, we vote for development in Akwatia. I will come to every community. I will come to every house, I will be in every Church and every group to speak to you. That is where the real issues will be talked about and at the end there will be victory”.

However, reacting to the MP’s intent to run independent on Nkwakaw-based Agoo FM, the Eastern Regional Chairman Kingston Okomeng Kissi dared the MP to go Independent.

“I dare her to go Independent. A seating Member of Parliament and you want to go Independent. Have you heard this before, it can never happen. In all I blame some top NPP gurus in the Region who are pushing her to go Independent. I want to tell them their plans will fall on their heads. At this time that some of us are busy roaming and campaigning then some people are doing this. They get money to support these things ”

“We have done everything possible and spoken to Ama Sey. Even the President has invited her and spoken to her. Our Reconciliation Committee headed by Council of state Paa Kofi Ansong have met her and spoken to her but still she is adamant. What should we do again, a whole President has spoken to you. I wouldn’t want to reveal what the President told her but for that you would have known the real character of Ama Sey in NPP. He added.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Mahama Can’t Be Sworn In As President For The Third Time; It’ll Be Constitutional Crisis – Wontumi

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The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi has claimed former president John Dramani Mahama cannot be sworn in again as President for the third time.

According to him, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer will be breaching the constitution should he be elected and sworn in again as President of Ghana.

He noted that the state sword could only be held for two times which former President Mahama has already done when he was sworn in Parliament after the late former President Mills passed on and when the Supreme Court extended his mandate after the 2012 elections.

Wontumi had always cast doubt on the eligibility of John Mahama to contest as president again and had even threatened to go to the Supreme Court.

“He can’t hold the swearing in sword for the third time. The constitution says it should be held twice and he has already held it”, he said on the Wontumi Morning show.

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After NDC Raised Concerns, EC Now Says It Has Retrieved Most Of The Missing Names

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The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has retrieved most of the missing names that were detected in the newly compiled voters’ register during the exhibitions exercise.

The Commission’s Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe on Joy FM’s Newsfile show Saturday, said the Commission is left with 17,000 names more to completely rectify the anomalies identified.

According to him, political stakeholders should not insist that the register is not credible due to the missing or voters identification number duplicates since the exhibition process is to help identify the issues of the register and duly correct them.

“That is why this is a provisional register. A provisional register in the sense that it is not final, there are a lot of things that have to happen including the exhibition exercise to happen and correct the issues found,” he stated.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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