SAMMY GYAMFI AND HIS NDC COHORTS MUST GET SERIOUS WITH MIMICKING OF THE POSTURING OF HOW THE LATE GEORGE FLOYD WAS STRANGLED TO DEATH
The Patriotic Gents (PG), has come into interception with a publication which was making news on social media, which is confirmed to have been coming from the National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi. The publication seeks to make laughingstock of the late George Perry Floyd, a black American who was dreadfully murdered by a white American Police Officer in the United States of America (USA) on 25th May, 2020.
As if this was not enough, the National Communication Officer of the largest opposition party (NDC) in Ghana, proceeded to make arts of cartoons where a black man in handcuffs, lying flat on the ground with his face pointing down, where the knees of the President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Chair Person of the Electoral Commission of Ghana Jean Mensah were placed on his neck, suppressing him down with a boldly written inscription “I can’t breathe”. This indirectly, was meant to mimic exactly what George Floyd went through before dying.
The Patriotic Gents would like to set the records straight, that in as much as there is freedom of speech, Sammy Gyamfi and his NDC should know their boundaries and understand the times in which we are. The Patriotic Gents is reminding him and his cohorts, that this is not politics as usual. This is a precious black life that have been lost, that the world is mourning and seeking for equal rights and justice for all races. One may ask, what at all could be the spark for a National Officer to bring to public ridicule, an incident of a life lost that has attracted sympathy and uproar for justice, millions of members of civil society, nations and governments and the entire world?
The Patriotic Gents wants Sammy Gyamfi and his NDC to know, that their actions of mimicking how George Floyd died by twisting and using it as a tool of propaganda for cheap political scores has gone bad, and that the action is insensitive, maligning, malicious, cruel, mean, despiteful, nasty, vicious and barbaric.
Whiles people across the length and breath of the world are rallying the black race in unison, to bring them together as a people, including other races to condemn the consistent and persistent inhuman attacks on the black race around the world, others like the NDCs are playing “Ampe” with it as usual. This is the time to have a common voice to speak as a people and not to make mockery of ourselves. It is not the fault of anyone to be born black and therefore should not be meted with that kind of horror treatment. Sammy Gyamfi and his NDC should be guided not to make fun of such serious matters henceforth.
Consequently, we are by this release admonishing all fellow Ghanaians and everybody across the world who is infuriated by the cruel killing of George Floyd to condemn without hesitation, the insensitive, irresponsible, cruel, and daredevil politicisation by the NDC folks lead by Sammy Gyamfi.
Finally, the Patriotic Gents christens the rank and file of the leadership of the NDC to reprimand their National Communication Officer Sammy Gyamfi to refrain from such compassionless and infantile attitude in moving forward.
Berma Kwabena Pobi
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