Rapper Sarkodie is asking NDC’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, to take down a tweet about the voters’ register that referenced Goerge Floyd’s murder.
The tweet was an illustration that sought to express how he, Sammy Gyamfi, felt the Electoral Commission and the government were handling the new voters’ register saga.
A man in a vest tagged “voter” was on the floor, the “EC Chairperson” had placed a heavy book – the new voters’ register – on the voter’s neck and placed her knee on the her victim’s neck.
“I can’t breath,” the last words of George Floyd is what the voter is supposedly saying. President Akufo-Addo was added to the illustration. He also had his knee on the voter.
Although Sammy Gyamfi posted an interpretation of the post saying it was not to mock George Floyd’s murder, Sarkodie believes that it was still not right to make nor post the artwork in the first place.
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
“Retract and take it down” the Lucky hitmaker wrote adding that regardless of the interpretation the NDC Communicator gives, he is still wrong in using that reference.
“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,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, the post has subjected Sammy Gyamfi – who thinks that the murder of George Floyd reflects how the Ghanaian feels – to criticisms on social media.
Ɔse those who have interpretation issues like ah😂. No one is saying Sammy Gyamfi is not saying the truth o.. But why use such a sad incident for your presentation. We live in a democratic country but if you want to share your views, do it in a sensible way…— Owu_RA❤🌷 (@RichieOwusu12) June 2, 2020
Sammy gyamfi is fooling around too much. You can’t take advantage of someone’s brutal murder for your cheap political gains. He needs to apologise and retract— Prince Osei Tutu Prempeh (@oseitutuprempe) June 2, 2020
Someone grab one for Sammy Gyamfi https://t.co/zcGGpBwzL8— No Naps Here (@Ama_lizi) June 2, 2020
This Sammy Gyamfi guy the first day i saw him on tv naa i knew he doesn’t have sense cos what he was saying was so shameful…just look at this post and you went to a law school🤦🏾♂️..— Osei sei beat (@Sei_Beats) June 2, 2020
See err the George Floyd cartoon wey Sammy Gyamfi used nu spoiled everything, a wrestling coach in the US did similar thing and he was sacked , he could have made his point without this scenario .@OfficialNDCGh— Realest Boss ® 🕋 👷 (@Mrpac_TL) June 2, 2020