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John Mahama Went Too Far With His ‘Akyem Sakawa Boys’ Comment — Franklin Cudjoe

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Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe has condemn John Mahama’s ethnocentric comment by calling the people of Akyem Sakawa Boys.

According to him John Mahama went too far in describing an ethnic group as “sakawa” in tensed political moments like this.

He playfully jabs Umaru and calls him ‘Fulani Chinese’ while he also reference to how he is being called ‘Lolobi terminator’. He went on to say that we should be ethnically tolerant.

Below is his full statement;

“We all joke sometimes with tribal memes. But some are very expensive. Describing an ethnic group as “sakawa” is not cool in this tensed political moment. JM went too far. But I don’t think Umaru worries when I call him ‘ ‘Fulani Chinese’ or better when I am called ‘ lolobi terminator’. Let us be ethnically tolerant”.

We all joke sometimes with tribal memes. But some are very expensive. Describing an ethnic group as "sakawa" is not cool…

Posted by Franklin Cudjoe on Saturday, September 5, 2020

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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I Regret Beating Bissue, I’m So Sorry – Mireku Duker Begs Ghanaians

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Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker has expressed regrets over a fight between him and New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Regional Secretary for Western Region, Charles Bissue.

According to him, although he acted in self defense against a fuming Bissue, he acknowledged that it was not befitting of him as an MP to engage in violence.

Mireku Duker had his hand bitten by Charles Bissue

“My supporters and the party people know I’m not violent. I have never fought before but I couldn’t sit there and watch someone beat me. The laws of the country allow us to defend ourselves under certain conditions.

Charles Bissue had a swollen face and red eye as a result of heavy punches from Mireku Duker

“I did not insult him and even if I did, he wouldn’t have heard from where I sat. He threw the first punch saying that I will beat you. We got angry and fought but I regret it. I want to say sorry to everyone. It hurts me that this happened. I’m so sorry. I never thought Bissue would do that but I really regret it,” he said.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Akufo Addo Sacks Sekyere East DCE After She Allegedly Vowed To Decrease NPP Votes

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere East in Effiduase in the Ashanti Region, Mary Boatemaa Marfo has been sacked by President Akufo Addo.

This comes after she allegedly threatened to reduce the votes of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Effiduase-Asokore Constituency during the December 7 polls.

In a leaked audio, the DCE was heard in a conversation with a party member saying that she will frustrate voters on election day which will in turn reduce the votes of the NPP and the Member of Parliament, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie.

Meanwhile Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, has been tasked to take oversight responsibility until a new DCE is appointed.

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NDC Must Go And Prove Their ‘Missing Names’ Claim At Today’s IPAC Meeting – Ben Ephson

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Pollster, Ben Ephson has entreated the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to make it a priority to attend today’s Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting being organised by the Electoral Commission.

According to him, the NDC may have boycotted many of the IPAC’s meeting however, this particular one presents them the chance to lay bear their grievances over some supposed missing names in the voters’ register in some NDC strongholds.

“I think that they will be shooting themselves in the foot if they don’t attend today’s IPAC,” he said.

He told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr “well I think that today’s is different. Today’s hinges on a major issue because a credible voters register ensures credible elections. And NDC’s concerns are the heart of the credibility. So, if you make allegations, IPAC offers an opportunity and you refuse to go, what message are you sending out, blowing hot air? I’ll be surprised if the NDC does not attend today’s IPAC.”

He added “NDC will have to go and give prove over the sinister allegation that there is an attempt to target NDC supporters. And once it comes out there, the EC will be on the backpedal to ensure that these things are corrected. So, if the NDC does not go to the IPAC people will see you as blowing hot air. Go with what you have and the EC will have to correct and see that whether deliberate or not there seem to be more instances in NDC strongholds than the rest of the country.”

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