What do I think about the #DumsorMustStop celebrity campaign and matters arising?
Hello guys, and welcome to another episode. In this episode, I talk about the trending #DumsorMustStop campaign which was started by actress Yvonne Nelson mainly on May Day. Yes the power crisis must stop - government must find a lasting solution to the problem, and also importantly, I think the impunity of some officials of the NDC government or political party must stop.
Since the campaign started, we have had Alhaji Halidu Haruna - a former Aide to the Chief of Staff, spew out a distasteful argument about Yvonne Nelson and Lydia Forson. His comment likened celebrities above 30 years of age and still unmarried to “prostitutes” and further claimed they were to be considered “irresponsible".
As if that was not enough, Stephen Atubiga, who was hauled before the Supreme Court for making contemptuous comments during the hearing of the 2012 election petition (and getting jailed for it) has accused the trio of Yvonne Nelson, Sarkodie and Lydia Forson and their fellow colleagues of doing a hatchet job for Mr Akufo-Addo and the NPP. He has vowed to launch a boycott campaign against the celebrities, as well as organise people to burn their music and movie videos.
He wrote on Facebook: “What is wrong with some of our young musicians and actors in this country? How can sakodeyee and co want to lead npp dirty work. Their celebrant or celebrity is the pride of we Ghanians not for any political party. we will boycott their music and movies if they try championing nana addo dirty work. the dumsor is a national issue not political. I have listened to some of sakodeye music about the dumsor , which I respect his creativity. But for him trying to undermine our president effort in ending the dumsor for Nana Addo, he should bring it onn. any ndc voter or supporters will not patronize their products and we will come together to burn any of their music and movies we have bought in protest of their undermining of jm. I love sakodeye , I love his music with my family, what he is trying to do, I hope he rethink because I will lead the unrest against them if they undermine JM for Npp. Well,they should bring it onn.“
So can't we share our opinions freely anymore without unnecessary politicization and insults? Do we need the NPP or NDC to tell us that we don't have electricity and it is affecting our lives and businesses? I have observed too often NDC officials insulting people on radio and TV with such impunity and indeed I think it must end!
Anyway before I lose my cool and become the target of another insult, make sure you watch the vlog. I talk about being voted the 65th most influential person in Ghana and also share my views on the #MayPac 'Fight of the Century' which didn't live up to expectation.
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