The long-awaited #Dumsormuststop vigil has come off with thousands of people gracing it in Accra. The vigil championed by Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson was to compel the John Mahama-led administration to find immediate solution to the incessant blackout facing Ghana.
The vigil kicked off with a peaceful procession at 4.30pm from the Legon bridge and ended around 7pm at the green lawn of the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout in Accra. The huge crowd had candles, torchlights and lanterns to express their grievances about the erratic power situation in Ghana, which has lingered on for about three years.
Halidu Haruna chased out
The National Democratic Congress communicator Halidu Haruna who had described Lydia Forson and Yvonne Nelson as prostitutes for organising the vigil appeared at the grounds, but was chased out by the crowd. The police had to intervene when a group of incessant youth wanted to manhandle him.
A host of Ghanaian celebrities such as Yvonne Nelson, Van Vicker, Prince David Osei, Wanlov Kubolor, Efya, DKB, Barima Sidney, Afia Schwarzenegger, EL, D-Black among several others joined a teeming crowd clad in red and black to observe the vigil.
Other notable faces at the vigil were businessman Dr Kofi Amoah, a former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as ‘Sir John’, Prof. Kwame Karikari of the Media Foundation for West Africa, Dr Lloyd Amoah of Ashesi University and the Managing Director of Accra-based Citi FM Samuel Atta-Mensah among many others.
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