BET Award winner, Sarkodie voiced out on the ongoing controversy sparked by the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi.
This comes after the NDC spokesperson was met with heavy backlash over his George Floyd-Electoral Commission related photo he shared on his Social media handles.
George Floyd was an African-American man who died last week after a Police Officer in America kneeled on his neck during his arrest. His death has ignited all Blacks and anti-racists to show solidarity and protest against the American Government and racism.
The artwork shared by Sammy Gyamfi also depicted Ghana’s Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensah, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo choking and kneeling on Ghanaians with a new voter register.
However, Sammy Gyamfi showed no remorse as he released a statement to defend his actions.
He said, “Floyd was choked to death, while screaming for breathe. In GH today, the Jean Mensah-led EC is seeking to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters through a xenophobic voter register. The potential victims of this grave injustice, are screaming for breathe. They are screaming for their inalienable right to vote.
“Nothing wrong with sharing a cartoon which draws a parallel between the painful xenophobic murder of George Floyd, and the evil attempt by the GH EC to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters through a xenophobic voter register.
“Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere. This is a serious matter, not a joke.”
But Sarkodie in a tweet said while he believes Sammy Gyamfi’s intention was not to make a mockery of the death of George Floyd, the issues remains a sensitive and serious one which make it wrong for NDC communicator to draw political points off.
Sarkodie thus urged the communicator to retract and take his post down.
He tweeted, “Naa my brother we all go wrong sometimes… I will believe your intention wasn’t to joke with these serious n very sensitive issues, but you still wrong just do what’s right…. retract n take it down,”.
Naa my brother we all go wrong sometimes… I will believe your intention wasn’t to joke with these serious n very sensitive issues, but you still wrong just do what’s right…. retract n take it down https://t.co/4Dopst4wLT
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) June 2, 2020