The Progressive Youth Forum, a youth group in Gonjaland, has slammed President Nana Akufo-Addo for allegedly inciting Akyems against former President John Dramani Mahama.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, the convener of the group, Salifu Seidu Kudus said the demonstration staged by a section of Akyems against Mr. Mahama last week was orchestrated by the President in his quest to win sympathy from Ghanaians without regard to the nation’s peace.
“It is interesting how President Akufo-Addo in seeking the sympathy of Ghanaians incited all Akyems against President Mahama. He did this without regard for the peace and unity of the nation.”
“What is President Mahama’s crime for sharing Adongo’s post on his Facebook wall? These opinions are solely honourable Adongo’s. The only thing President Mahama did was to share the post. And since when did referring to a section of people become addressing everyone in the group? If this is the argument, then when the Gonja mafia tag came up, the Gonja people should have protested too,” he added.
Mr. Kudus also dismissed the threat of a ban by a group called Concerned Citizens of Okyeman against the NDC flagbearer.
“They cannot ban Mr. Mahama from the Akyem land. He has the right to go there whenever he wants, just as President Akufo–Addo. Last week President Akufo–Addo was here, no one threw stones at him whatsoever. He was in Bole, Mr. Mahama’s hometown, and was accommodated. So how come a mere post should put the life of Mr. Mahama at risk. We need to condemn these things. They can breed chaos. We are monitoring the situation keenly and will not hesitate to react, at any indication that the life of Mr. Mahama is under threat.”