As the world is rallying around the death of George Floyd to fight against racial injustice across the globe, one leading Ghanaian politician saw it as an opportunity to score political points with a comic depicting George’s death but relating it to Ghana.
The Director of Communication of Ghana’s biggest opposition party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi on social media posted a comic which depicted the Electoral commission head Jean Mensah chocking down a person (who Sammy later explains stands for Ghanaians) with the new voters register whiles the President of Ghana looked on.
He received backlash for using George Floyd’s death for his political motives by social media users.
Reacting to the backlash, Sammy Gyamfi stated he was only using the incident to depict the current state of Ghanaian under the current EC Boss and the current NPP-led government.
Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie who isn’t shy away to delve into political matters with his music asked the Sammy Gyamfi to take down his post as it was in bad taste.
Naa my brother we all go wrong sometimes… I will believe your intention wasn’t to joke with this serious n very sensitive issues, but you still wrong just do what’s right…. retract n take it down.
Another artist who asked Sammy Gyamfi to delete his post was Joey B.
Story by: Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh