Several persons acting as spokespersons for the incumbent National Democratic Congress, NDC, are continuously firing salvos at some Ghanaian showbiz personalities who have aired their frustrations about the worsening power crisis.
Actresses Yvonne Nelson and Lydia Forson , were the first to incur the wrath of leading NDC member Alhaji Halidu, because the latter believes their comments about the power crisis were unsavory and insulting to the President, John Dramani Mahama.
Alhaji Halidu in a Facebook Post said unmarried celebrities beyond age thirty were merely prostitutes who should not be taken seriously. His comments received widespread condemnation forcing him to apologize.
But Actress Yvonne Nelson, who started the social media campaign dubbed ‘#dumsormustop’ hashtag ‘ is not the least perturbed by the reactions. She is set to be joined by other celebrities notably Sarkodie, to lead a peaceful street vigil against the power crisis.
But it appears their decision to embark on the peaceful march has further angered some NDC spokespersons and diehard members. One of such is Stephen Atubiga, a member of the NDC’s Communication team.
Mr Atubiga without mincing words, wrote on his facebook page that Yvonne Nelson and Sarkodie were only out there to do the dirty work of the opposition NPP Candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Atubiga wrote “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”.
Mr. Atubiga’s comments have largely been condemned on social media.
Mr Atubiga became known during the historic presidential election petition where he was jailed for three days by the Supreme Court for making comments deemed contemptuous.
Another known NDC member, Dela Coffie, also took a swipe at Actress Lydia Forson for her comments that sought to criticize the President over the power crisis.
Dela Coffie in a long Facebook post ended this way “I am not sure if this your frequent throwing of tantrums is a menopausal irritability or a midlife issue. Whatever it is, I am sure President Mahama is ready to take an advise on morality but certainly not from a brothel”.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/3news.com/Ghana