On June 2, 2020, Sammy Gyamfi, the Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) posted a caricature on social media which angered many Ghanaians.
The caricature shows the Electoral Commissioner, Jean Mensa “choking a Ghanaian” with the help of President Akufo-Addo, which is similar to the bizarre circumstances through which George Floyd died.
Sammy Gyamfi was criticised for being “insensitive” and Ghanaian celebrities like Sarkodie advised him to delete the image and apologise for his actions.
One person that most Ghanaians were hoping would condemn Sammy Gyamfi’s post is Former President John Dramani Mahama who is the leader and flagbearer of the NDC.
However, it turns out the former President sees nothing wrong with Sammy Gyamfi’s post.
In a Twitter thread, he tried to justify the caricature that was posted by the NDC’s Communications Director. In the tweets, he explained sensitivity and double standards.
“A tale of two cartoons: Sensitivity – Sensitivities (plural). Definition: the quality or condition of being sensitive: feelings liable to be offended or hurt; sensibilities.”
“Double standard – Double standards (plural). Definition: a rule or principle, which is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups.”
Ghanaians, obviously, were not happy after seeing this tweet from former President Mahama.
According to them, as a former President and statesman, he is expected to condemn rather than justify Sammy Gyamfi’s “irresponsible” post.
Here are some of the tweets we gathered:
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