Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said that former President John Mahama must render an apology over the ‘Akyem Sakawa boys’ comment that he made.

“We don’t want a president who divides. We want a president who unites and, so, the recent utterance by John Mahama referring to Akyems as Sakawa Boys; how do you take a whole tribe and say they are Sakawa?. You cannot win this Presidency with tribalism. Ghana has gone beyond tribalism,” the Vice President said while campaigning at Kushegu in the northern region.

He added: “Come and show your competence in the delivery for the people of Ghana but because you cannot show your competence, you are resorting to tribalism. We will not stand for tribalism and, so, we will continue to call on John Mahama to apologise unreservedly for what he has endorsed”.

Recall that on the 31st of August 2020, the ex president reportedly made a statement referring to his opponent, Nana Akuffo Addo as corrupt and sakawa boy but this came out as a direct attack against the people of Akyem or people who hail from the eastern region.

“An interesting piece from Hon. Isaac Adongo on the Agyapa deal. Agyapa Royalties fraud is last straw: The Akyem Sakawa Boys and Grandpas must go. Agyapa deal is a fraud on Ghana by President Akufo-Addo and his Akyem mafia” The post stated