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Your demonstration over ‘Akyem Sakawa Boys’ is just to divert attention from our manifesto- Victor Smith

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Former High Commission to the UK, Victor Smith

Ghana’s former High Commissioner to the UK, Emmanuel Victor Smith says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) fueled Wednesday’s demo against the NDC and its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama for describing individuals of Akyem as ‘Sakawa Mafias’.

To him, the demonstration was to draw away focus from the promising NDC’s Policy Document that was launch on Monday.

“The demonstration is purely political just to divert attention. Even the demonstration didn’t make sense to their Chiefs, I spoke to some Chiefs and they were surprised,” he said.

President for Okyeman Youth Association, Nana Ampem Darko Amponsah has refuted accusations that the demo organized on Wednesday against the NDC and also its flagbearer for explaining them as ‘Akyem Sakawa Mafias’ was sponsored by some bigwigs within government.

He stated in an interview that, “no one in government has given us anything to demonstrate.”

Concern Citizens of Okyeman and Okyeman Youth For Development on Wednesday early morning hit the streets of Asamankese in protest against the unfortunate comment uploaded by Bolgatanga Central MP, Hon Isaac Adongo and also shared by H.E John Dramani Mahama on his Facebook timeline.

The remark “Akyem Sakawa Boys” did not sit well with the people of the Akyem land thus the demo to demand apology and retraction from the statesman and flag bearer of the major opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama.

John Mahama lately shared a remark by MP for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, in which he looked for to state that an “Akyem Sakawa Mafia” in government initiated the questionable Agyapa Royalties deal to rob the state.

“Agyapa Royalties fraud is the straw: The Akyem sakawa boys and grandpas must go,” was the heading of the initial post that was likewise shared by Mr Mahama.

Source: Ghana Waves

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