A group called the Okyeman Youth for Development is bent on stopping former President John Dramani Mahama from campaigning in the area over the Akyem Sakawa tag.
John Mahama in an interview on Monday, September 14, 2020, called the bluff of the group which gave him an ultimatum to apologise for supposedly endorsing ethnocentric comments against the people of Akyem.
“Nobody bans anybody from going anywhere. If other people say they are banning other people from going to other places, what kind of country are we going to have?” Mahama asked.
Meanwhile, the convener for the Okyeman Youth for Development, Nana Yaw Asem Bi Nti in Citi News interview said that, until John Mahama apologises, the Chiefs of Okyeman will not grant him an audience.
“The Akyeman for Development and other Akyem Youth groups did not say we have banned him, what we are saying is that he can pass through Akyem to wherever he wants. However, our people are not going to welcome him or his campaign team until he apologises to us. You need permission from the chief before you enter his land. If he will not apologise, we the people of Akyem are not going to grant him an audience,” he said.