Ex-Prez Mahama And Hon. Isaac Adongo Didn’t Insult Akyem’s- Ofosu- Ampofo


The Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has said no member of the party has insulted the Akyem ethnic group.

According to the chairman, recent ethnocentric comment’s is a well calculated attempt to divert attention from the NDC 2020 manifesto which he believes will turn around the fortunes of the country.

Mr Ofosu Ampofo’s comments comes as a result of calls from some chiefs and residents of Akyem lineage for the NDC flagbearer, Ex- President John Mahama, to denounce some comments which they say is derogatory to the ethnic group.

Speaking at the opening ceremony for a training programme for lawyers and other NDC members on electoral laws ahead of the December this year’s elections in Kumasi Thursday, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said the tensions are being powered by the governing NPP for political gains few months to election.

“If somebody puts up a post and refers to a group within government pursuing something and the person speaks about them, I don’t see why the whole Akyem, community will appropriate it to themselves and decide to go and demonstrates,” Mr. Ampofo stated.

He further stated that the demonstration was an effort to “divert attention from our manifesto and the kind of earthshaking effect that it has brought to the government. Otherwise I don’t think anybody has insulted the people of Akyem.”

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo added that NDC will not perpetuate these sentiments and will refrain from entertaining arguments in that respect.

A group calling itself, Concern Citizens of Okyeman (CCO) on Wednesday went on the street against the former President and NDC for allegedly describing them as ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’.

This follows claims by President Akufo-Addo that his predecessor, Mr. Mahama has endorsed a post by MP for Bolgatanga Central, Hon. Isaac Adongo describing people in his government as ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’ who are looting the state coffers.

The group, made up of the chiefs and residents of Akyem Abuakwa, Kotoku, and Bosome, all in the Eastern Region are demanding an apology from the NDC flagbearer.

President Akufo-Addo together with his Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have also called on the former President to apologize for the comment.

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