Entertainment of Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Actress Juliet Ibrahim is not enthused about politics because of the negative effects it has had on her.
She noted that due to politics, she and her family had to fight for their lives in the midst of three wars.
Juliet, speaking in an interview with Joy News, revealed that she does not involve herself in politics because as a child, her family were caught up in three civil wars – Liberia, Lebanon and Cote d’ivoire.
Liberia alone endured two civil wars. The First Liberian Civil War alone, which was from 1989 until 1997, killed over 600,000 people. Wars in Lebanon and Cote d’ivoire have also claimed a lot of lives.
With several celebrities, notably John Dumelo, Mzbel, Cwesi Oteng, Agya Koo, Mr Beautiful, Lucky Mensah, publicly declaring support for political parties ahead of the December 7 election, Juliet says she won’t declare support for any party.
“For me I’m not [a] political person. I have experienced three civil wars in my life. I was unfortunate. Liberia, Lebanon and Ivory Coast. I lost family members, I lost friends from war. I witnessed them shooting at my parents in front of me,” the actress, who is of Lebanese, Liberian and Ghanaian descent, revealed.
With the horrors of war still fresh on her mind, she recounted further that even one of her mother’s friends was nearly raped in one of the civil wars.
“As young girl who went through all of that, I don’t involve myself in anything political. I have been approached by so many people… to be a part of something political but I’m sorry I won’t do it,” Juliet Ibrahim added.
For her, her prime focus during every political season is to pray so that Ghanaian safeguard and maintain the peace and tranquility that the country is enjoying.
“All I do during that period is to pray that God will bring peace for the country and in every citizen’s heart that we make sure that we do what is best for us and our generation to come so they don’t have to go through what I went through as a child.”