Under fire Sammy Gyamfi defends cartoon, says it represent current injustices under Akufo-Addo

The National Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress(NDC) , Sammy Gyamfi has defended why he mimicked the way George Floyd died as a representation of what the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Electoral Commission (EC) are doing to voters in Ghana.

Sammy Gyamfi shared a cartoon mimicking the way George Floyd was killed by Police in the United States of America to represent how Ghanaians are suffering injustice under the current President of Ghana and the electoral commissioner, Jean Mensah.

His tweet has been condemned by many who thought it was insensitive and needless for the NDC’s Communications Director to make political capital from the gruesome murder of the Black American.

But in another tweet, Sammy Gyamfi insists there is nothing wrong with the cartoon because it depicts the injustice the people of Ghana have to suffer under the electoral commission and Akufo-Addo.

He said “This cartoon doesn’t mock the painful xenophobic murder of George Floyd or seek to exploit same for political capital in any way.

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.”

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