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Member of Parliament for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has urged authorities to bring justice to the late J.B Danquah, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, Captain Maxwell Mahama and the three Takoradi girls who were kidnapped and killed.
The legislator who is also the Minority’s spokesperson on foreign affairs made the call when he delivered a statement on the death of George Floyd on the floor of parliament on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
He described the death of Floyd as tragic and unfortunate.
Whiles calling on the US government to bring justice to the late Floyd he said: ”Back home, it is important to also remember that justice must be done in the cases of our former colleague – J.B. Danquah Adu, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, the three Takoradi girls and Ahmed Hussein-Suale.”
Mr. Ablakwa said racial injustice is a global issue and affects all of us. A few weeks ago we were all witnesses to what happened to fellow Africans including our own citizens in Guangzhou, China when based on mere suspicion of having contracted the novel coronavirus, they were subjected to some of the worse forms of stigmatization.
"Mr. Speaker, a clear message must go forth that the black race has had enough. From slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism, economic exploitation to structural and institutional racism, we have simply had enough. Black lives matter! We must force all those knees off our necks!
We hope US authorities will ensure justice is manifestly done. May this become a watershed moment in history and a positive turning point for blacks in that country,” he added.
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