I feel threatened as a Ghanaian-Akorfa Edjzeani on election violence
Veteran Ghanaian actress and entrepreneur, Akofa Edjeani joined thousands of concerned citizens to partake in the Inter-party coalition’s ‘Aagbe Wo Demonstration’ held earlier today in Accra, Ghana.
According to the ‘Sidechic gang’ actress who was spotted by Tieghanaonline.com, she feels threatened by the violence exhibited at the Ayawaso West Woguon Constituency by-election. Akofa who sounded extremely passionate also stated that as Ghanaians, we ought not to belong to any political party to determine what is wrong or not.
“The unfortunate incident which occurred during the recently-held Ayawaso West Woguon by-elections is a shame in our political landmark and a dent on the democracy of a country as revered as Ghana.
Irrespective of our political, religious or societal affiliations, I think we should be able to condemn such acts without regrets. Before anything else, we’re first of all known as Ghanaians. That is the major link between all of us here in Ghana. What transpired during that election is a Ghanaian problem first before any political party’s problem. It is for this reason that I joined other concerned citizens today for the ‘Aagbe Wo Demonstration’.” She said.
Asked if her decision to join in the demonstration was necessitated by political-will, the celebrated actress had this to say: “ I wish to state that my decision to join this demonstration has nothing to do with politics. As citizens of Ghana, we need not be a member of any political party to understand that this violence could be precursor of what could happen in 2020.
As a mother and a concerned citizen of Ghana, I do know how dangerous civil wars could be and I know as well that women and children face the biggest challenges in times of war.
Do we wish to be refugees? Where do we head to as refugees? Don’t we love the peace we’ve enjoyed in Ghana all these years? We do not have a reason to joke with our peace.”