The National House of Chiefs has in a statement, condemned the flagbearer of the opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama over comments which they deem “ethnocentric”.
President Mahama in a Facebook post, gleefuly shared a post made by Bolga Central MP, Honourable Isaac Adongo in which he referred to some elements in the ruling NPP as “Akyem Sakawa Boys”.
The tacit endorsement of the post by the former President has drawn a lot of reactions from the general public, with the latest coming from the National House of Chiefs.
In a statement issued on behalf of the house and signed by its President, Togbe Afede XIV, the Association of Chiefs described the contents of the post shared by the former President as “divisive, tribalistic and unwarranted”.
Below is the full statement………………
CONDEMNATION OF ETHNOCENTRIC SENTIMENTS BY FMR. PREZ. JOHN DRAMANI MANAMA
Our attention has been drawn to a post written by the NDC MP for Bolgatanga, Isaac Adongo and shared by His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama on his Facebook timeline.
We find the post in a very bad taste and same must not be propagated by no mean a person but the former president.
The contents of the post which are divisive, tribalistic and unwarranted do not deserve being repeated since it has the potential to cause disunity amongst us.
We are using this medium to condemn in no uncertain teens, this tasteless post being promoted by the former president. We urge Ills Excellency the former President to pull down the said post and apologize unreservedly to the chiefs and people of Akyem to foster national unity and cohesion.
The 2020 elections are around the corner and such ethnocentric sentiments should not he promoted in our body politic. We believe that this communique will be well received and accordingly worked on by the former president. Thank you!
Signed: Togbe Afede XIV
September 1, 2020