The National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has been labeled ‘demented’ after he wrote a tweet telling Ghanaians that “the Jean Mensah-led EC is seeking to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters through a xenophobic voter register.”
He said whiles “The potential victims of this grave injustice, are screaming for breath. They [EC] are screaming for their inalienable right to vote.”
The NDC Communications Officer shared a cartoon which has President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Commissioner of the EC, Jean Mensa.
He said “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.”
However, Sammy Gyamfi copped criticism for his initial response and mocked when he uploaded a photo of a cartoon shared on the voters’ register.
The post instantly attracted criticism for its insensitive tone with one person saying “Fa Wo gyimiii so ho”.
Some said the post is “still very unnecessary. very very unnecessary”.
You are very insensitive
— Habib Looksharp (@HabibLooksharp) June 2, 2020
Stupid and silly, wagyiimi paaa, wa no s333 pencil, foolish boy, mtcheeew
— Annie Akomeah (@annie_akomeah) June 2, 2020
You guys should delete this before the Americans see. It'll start a virtual war
— 👑OGYAM👑 (@KwabenaGyam_) June 2, 2020
We have a bunch of useless opposition party we are dealing with in this country..
— Jojo Stephen (@romantic_gh) June 2, 2020
Dear @Twitter @TwitterSupport @TwitterSafety, this tweet clearly seek to mock and turn a sensitive issue of racism and racial profiling into a joke just for his personal political gains. Kindly have a look.
— QuekuChucklez 🇬🇭🇺🇸 (@QuekuChucklez) June 2, 2020
@SammyGyamfi2017 @OfficialNDCGh I’m not disappointed anymore I’m angry that someone in this country can use this tragedy for political gains ! You may be black but you not different from That white cop or @CNN ! Shame!!!#AmericaOrTrump #Anomymous #BlakeLivesMatter #protests2020 pic.twitter.com/QlaTugubhx
— ✊🏿BlackLivesMatter✊🏿 (@iam_rychmond) June 2, 2020
i also reported the tweet. to think he actually took the time to get an artist to make this .
— supaSheva🇬🇭💻 (@supaSheva) June 2, 2020
Hungry politrickcians … Use better illustration than diz shit …
— Mr COTYLEDON 🇬🇭 (@ClementPlasma) June 2, 2020