The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. John Boadu has descended on the Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for politicizing the murder of an African-American man, George Floyd.
Sammy Gyamfi, has come under a barrage of criticisms on social media after posting a picture depicting the death of African-American George Floyd to make a case against the EC and governing New patriotic party.
The image suggested that Ghanaians are being choked to death by the Electoral Commission and the government similar to how George Floyd was choked to death in the US.
NPP’s John Boadu who disagrees and objects to the move taken by the oppositions Communications Officer has said that, “We do politics because of Humans, and the entire world has stood up protesting against such gruesome act, and all you could do was to politicize it”.
He however described the actions of Sammy Gyamfi as ‘disgraceful’ and ‘wickedness’ for attempting to ride on such a sensitive issue as the racist and gruesome murder of George Floyd just to score political point.
“It is very disgracing. It is so embarrassing and so sadist. It is uncharacteristic of a Ghanaian to mock a fellow Blackman through politics”, he told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra base Kingdom FM 107.7.
“It is a bad behavior and wickedness for Sammy Gyamfi to do politics with such act, this is so shameful” he added
Meanwhile, Sammy Gyamfi has however defended the posting of the cartoon, “This cartoon doesn’t mock the painful xenophobic murder of George Floyd or seek to exploit same for political capital in any way. Floyd was choked to death while screaming for breathe. In Ghana today, the Jean Mensah-led EC is seeking to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters through xenophobic voter register.”
There have been mass protests in the US and solidarity actions across the world following the death of an unarmed African-American, identified as George Floyd.
He died after a police officer kept his knee on his neck for close to 8 minutes refusing to heed to cries by the victim who kept saying, ‘I can’t breathe’ until his demise.
By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / email@example.com / Ghana / 2020