The National Communication Director of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has defended his decision to strike similarities between the choking to death of George Floyd in the United States and the EC’s unshaken resolve to compile a new voters register.
Taking cues from the despicable choking to death photo of Floyd’s murder in the US, where a police officer’s neck was pressing on his neck, Sammy Gyamfi shared a similar artwork depicting President Akufo-Addo and EC chairperson Jean Mensa choking a Ghanaian voter with the new voters’ register.
This act seemed not to go down well with many twitter users as they described it as ‘insensitive’ and ‘foolishness’.
However, Sammy Gyamfi has said that his post wasn’t meant to mock the death of George Floyd but was to “expose the Jean Mensah-led EC seeking to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters through a xenophobic voter register. The potential victims of this grave injustice, are screaming for breath”.
“Nothing wrong with sharing a cartoon which draws a parallel between the painful xenophobic murder of George Floyd, and the evil attempt by the GH EC to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters through a xenophobic voter register,” he stressed.