Sarkodie has lambasted the communication director of the opposition NDC, Sammy Gyamfi after he decided to defend his use of George Floyd’s death for political expedience in Ghana.
The outspoken communication director who is currently under a lot of fire on Twitter decided to offer some explanation as to why he used the exact photo which symbolizes how George Floyd died to send a message to the Electoral Commission of Ghana over their insistence to create a new voter register.
George Floyd, an African-American man, died in Powderhorn, a neighbourhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota On May 25, 2020.
Mr Floyd was in handcuff and lying face down on a city street during his arrest for allegedly issuing a dud check of $20 at a deli.
Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, pinned him down with his knee on the neck of Floyd.
He kept his knee there for more than 8 minutes.
Other officers at the scene included Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas K. Lane who were participating in Floyd’s arrest.
A video of the incident captured by an onlooker and posted online has sparked protests in major cities across the United States and even beyond its borders to Europe.
Even though Sammy Gyamfi feels he made a solid defense, Sarkodie insists it is still not right that he used that particular image.
Reacting to Sammy Gyamfi’s post on Twitter, the two times BET award winner asked him to retract and pull the post down.
Sarkodie tweeted: “Naa my brother we all go wrong sometimes… I will believe your intention wasn’t to joke with these serious n very sensitive issues, but you still wrong just do what’s right…. retract n take it down”
Check his post below;