It breaks my heart to hear someone who is supposed to know better to disrespect us
Following a member of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) communication team’s comments that celebrities above 30 years of age and still unmarried are “prostitutes” and “irresponsible”, many have argued that he be sued for such a “distasteful” and “unwarranted” statements.
A number of celebrities including Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson and Sarkodie, on social media, have been leading the #DumsorMustStop campaign to get President John Mahama to fix the current energy crisis. Their criticisms did not go down well with Alhaji Halidu Haruna as he took a swipe at them. A section of the public has vehemently voiced unpleasant remarks with many calling on the celebrities to press charges against him.
But speaking on Hitz FM’s “Easy Listening” with Andy Dosty, actor, Ama K. Abebrese said there was no need to sue Alhaji Halidu. According to her, though it is heart breaking to hear such remarks, the former aide to the Chief of Staff’s comments are enough embarrassment to his personality.
“I am not the only one who saw his comments as rude and abusive. It shows the kind of person he is. It breaks my heart to hear someone who is supposed to know better to disrespect us. He has actually shown his character. There wouldn’t be any need to sue him because even the comments are enough embarrassment to himself”, she said.
Ama K. Abebrese expressed shock at government’s reluctance to issue a statement to either dissociate themselves from the infamous comments or apologise.
“I hope he doesn’t hold any public office again. It is however surprising that government has not issue a statement now. Well, it doesn’t stop the fight. Let’s put the issue aside and work towards ending this power crisis”, she advised.