Ghanaians online have blasted, Samuel Gyamfi, the communications officer of the National Democratic Congress,(N.D.C) for his insensitve post which compared the death of George Floyd to EC’s refusal to desist from compiling a new voters register.
The politician Tuesday morning posted a cartoon online that depicted the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, and Jean Mensah standing on a man who was tied down. The cartoon was interpreted as the two parties deliberately want to choke Ghanaian voters to death — likened to the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, died in Minneapolis on Monday while being restrained by the police.
Ghanaians however did not react kindly to his post and decided to condemned him online.
He however came hours later to explain his post, saying the artwork wasn’t wrong in any way.
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.