Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress and former President of Ghana, John Mahama, has hit back at his Akyem critics. He stated that no one can ban him from Akyem lands because of the “Akyem Sakawa” post on Facebook.
This statement comes in line with the restrictions imposed by some concerned citizens of Okyeman on John Mahama. They asked him to offer an apology to the people of the Akyem state for describing them as “Sakawa”.
Unfortunately for them, their request has been thrown away as John Mahama denies speaking about the people of Akyem. He stated that his Facebook post was in line with the Agyapa deal by the New Patriotic Party. According to him, his post has nothing to do with any ethnic group and hence there is no need for an apology. He added that hence, he cannot be banned from entering any town in Ghana.
John Mahama said, “Nobody bans anyone from going anywhere in this country. We shouldn’t go there because if other people also impose bans on certain people, what country will we live in? I have not said anything against anyone. I have not abused Akyem people. Like I said there are many Akyem people at my party why would I say anything insulting to them?
“It didn’t come to me as anything thoughtful about. I just reposted it immediately i saw it from a fellow. For me, it was the arguments he made there that were very cogent that’s why I reposted it,” Mahama said.
The hours given to the former president to apologize are due and we are waiting to see the next step of the Akyem people.