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Chiefs, citizens of Akyem State reveal towards Mahama, NDC in excess of ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’ remark


A team calling alone, Problem Citizens of Akyem, has taken to the streets to demonstrate versus previous President John Mahama and Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) for allegedly describing them as ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’.

The team, created up of the chiefs and inhabitants of Akyem Abuakwa, Kotoku, and Bosome, all in the Eastern Region are demanding an apology from the NDC flagbearer.

Clad in red and black, the residents, numbering more than 200 are keeping various placards with several inscriptions.

The demonstration follows promises by President Akufo-Addo that his predecessor, Mr Mahama experienced endorsed a publish by MP for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo describing individuals in his federal government as ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’ who are looting the point out.

President Akufo-Addo jointly with his Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia subsequently named on the former President to apologise for the comment.

But responding to the NPP’s flagbearer, Mr Mahama explained attempts by President Akufo-Addo to marketing campaign on ethnic lines by accusing him of insulting people from the Akyem tribe will not wash.

He defended the submit by arguing that President Akufo-Addo has been engaging in name-calling given that he was in opposition and have to, as a result, not be offended to be at the getting finish when in electricity.

NDC has also come to defend the statements by the previous President and refused to apologise on behalf of John Mahama.

The Deputy Basic-Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otokunor, who spoke to JoyNews stated, customers of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have taken the text from the post out of context.

He described that, the tag was in relation to a picked team of people today in governing administration and not each and every member of the Akyem ethnic team.

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