Akyem Chief Replies John Mahama Over ‘Sakawa Boys’ Comment

A revered Chief with ties in Akyem, has responded angrily to comments by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, that Akyem people are ‘Sakawa Boys.

Nana Oteatuoso Kokobeng II in an interview on the Wontumi Morning Show, noted that it was rather former President Mahama who has demonstrated through his shady dealings to the world that he is a scammer.

The respected Chief and an executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) dished out a litany of events that supports his claim that former President Mahama is more than a ‘Sakawa’ person.

What is more Sakawa than the Airbus scandal? What is more Sakawa than collecting Ford car as bribe? What is more Sakawa than telling us that all the guinea fowls you were invested our moneys in has flown to Burkina Faso? What is more Sakawa than Hope City project?” were some questions he directed to Mr. Mahama over his ‘Sakawa Boys’ comments.

John Mahama has come under heavy attack for disrespecting the people of Akyem and labelling them as ‘Sakawa Boys’.

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who is also an Akyem, has responded to the disparaging comments from his main political competitor stating that he wouldn’t disrespect any tribe in Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo in an interview at the Jubilee House with Oman fm stated that the posture of the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, is divisive and one that is not befitting of a political leader.

On John Mahama’s Facebook page, he posted an article described the people from Akyem in the Eastern region as “Sakawa Boys”.



Joseph Asare, a freelance journalist, a blogger and loves the internet

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