Concerned citizens of Okyeman stage demo over “Akyem Sakawa boys” comment

A group known as the Concerned Citizens of Okyeman has demonstrated to register their displeasure over what they refer to as unsavoury comments made by the Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama against Akyems.

The protestors clad in red and black and wielding placards gathered at the forecourt of the centre close to the lorry station at Asamankese to begin their protest.

Some of the placards read “No more NDC Tribalism”, “Nana Addo, Akyems are proud of you,” “Empty Barrel,” “Long Live Akyems” among others.

Mr Mahama shared on social media, a statement authored by NDC MP Isaac Adongo, in connection with controversial Agyapa Royalties deal, in which he described the President and some government officials as ‘Akyem Sakawa people’.

Mr Adongo’s Facebook post was headlined: ‘Agyapa Royalties Fraud Is The Last Straw: The Akyem Sakawa Boys and Grandpas must Go’.

In the said post, Mr Adongo accused President Akufo-Addo of forming a family-and-friends cartel to capture the mineral resources of the state.

The Facebook post was later shared by Mr Mahama, on 31 August 2020, evoking divergent sentiments among his followers