National Communications Officer of the opposition NDC Sammy Gyamfi is facing backlash on social media over a photo he posted on Twitter.
The photo, which makes reference to the murder of an African-American man, George Floyd, is in protest to the Electoral Commission’s compilation of a new voters’ roll.
The EC Chairperson Jean Mensa is seen in a cartoon kneeling on a book placed on the neck of a handcuffed man with President Akufo-Addo kneeling on the man as well.
The firebrand politician, in response to the backlash, insists the post is not a mockery of the racist killing of George Floyd in the US.
Scores of responses to the post say the post should be taken down, but Mr. Gyamfi is adamant.
Sammy Gyamfi used this in protest of the new voters register and it didn’t go well, he explained the narrative; this is not to mock George Floyd” but Sammy, you shouldn’t have used it at all cos how painfully George died in this mode will stirs in all manner of anger regardless🤦🏿♂️ https://t.co/QE8Qynsl6p— Upsides69🌚🎈 (@BlacccourageOxx) June 2, 2020
😂herh😂.Guys are choosing lawyer Nti ahead of Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi.. https://t.co/id43BLQOHW— Mempeasem Vice President🔮✨💙 (@NathanielAsan14) June 2, 2020
We all sat down to plan this last week, we later realized it was going to go against us so we then aborted,, we all agreed not to post but Sammy Gyamfi de ne gyimie ak) posti now see what you’ve caused … NPP will maintain the seat p333😭— JOHNSON ASIEDU NKETIAH 🇬🇭 (@AsNketiah10) June 2, 2020
The Flyer Sammy Gyamfi has posted can do us more harm as a Nation. Floyd’s issue shouldn’t be a one to play with in any day.— #KIMLYKESSEHONLINE (@Kimlykesseh1) June 2, 2020
It’s very sensitive to the world at large. Americans can pick up this flyer and it will start from that point.🤦🏿♂️
Ah The NDC🤦🏿♂️🤦🏿♂️
Sammy Gyamfi , I wish you with all my heart speedy recovery from IGNORANCE— Kofi Abankwah (@abankwah_kofi) June 2, 2020
You think Sammy Gyamfi is right to use someone’s painful death which has brought about the fight against racism to do petty politics cos racial injustice is the same as voters ID card registration.
You’re on your own and may sense locate you! https://t.co/lvcV9FFrgx— Kelewele Joint 🍟 (@Ankamagyimi) June 2, 2020