Franklin Cudjoe condemns John Mahama for his “Akyem Sakawa” comment.


Founding President of IMANI Africa and social commentator, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe has condemned the sensitive “Akyem Sakawa” comment that the NDC Flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama amplified on his verified Facebook page.

Almost a week ago, the Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Hon. Isaac Adongo made a lengthy statement of his social media handle in which he described the Akyems in government as Sakawa boys.

Hon. Adongo’s comment was later shared by former president and NDC presidential candidate, John Mahama giving the tribal sensitive comment made by the MP made a significant boost.

John Mahama’s endorsement of the comment has since generated lot of arguments and condemnations with some people calling on the former president to take down the post from his timeline.

However, commenting on the issue, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe noted that referring to an ethnic group as Sakawa is not the best especially at a time that the country is full of political tension. He added that John Mahama went too far.

“…Describing an ethnic group as “sakawa” is not cool in this tensed political moment,” part of Franklin’s comment which he made on social media reads.

Mr. Franklin also noted in his comment that despite the fact that people do make jokes sometimes with tribal memes, some are just too sensitive to touch.

“Let us be ethnically tolerant,” he concluded.

We all joke sometimes with tribal memes. But some are very expensive. Describing an ethnic group as "sakawa" is not cool…

Posted by Franklin Cudjoe on Saturday, September 5, 2020


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