Rawlings Defends Yvonne Nelson

Barely 48 hours to the vigil planned by Ghanaian celebrities to protest against government’s inaction over the erratic power supply, former President Jerry Rawlings has condemned the verbal attacks from pro-government quarters against actress Yvonne Nelson, one of the leaders of the planned protest.

‘That lady, Yvonne; Yvonne Nelson…the insults and attacks on her are unfair. She spoke her mind on what is currently happening in the country and she gets insulted for that. This is not how to do politics,’   Rawlings noted while commenting on current issues in the country on Wednesday when former Black        Stars captain Stephen Appiah paid a courtesy call on him.

Yvonne Nelson recently took to her twitter account to express her frustrations over the irrational rationing of electricity in Ghana and described the situation as ‘unbearable’.

‘So freaking annoying now. This on and off biz (business), its unbearable… I know it’s affecting a lot of businesses. God help us,’    the leggy actress said in separate tweets.

She continued in other tweets: ‘Jesus gives hope. Our leaders!!! God our leaders. So much is going on in this country!!! The average citizen suffers with so much ignorance.  Citizens are afraid to speak.

‘The system is upside down. No transparency! No truth! At least if the people knew the issues…Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray. Strong people stand up for themselves but stronger people stand up for others.’

This, however, did not go down well with a section of Ghanaians who took the actress to the cleaners.

Meanwhile several of the country’s celebrities have publicly confirmed their participation in the May 16 protest that now has the hastag #DumsorMustStop.


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