‘I was sleeping in a friend’s house …after ‘Dumsor Vigil’’


Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has stated that contrary to the fact that the Dumsor Vigil she staged during the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was a success, she received death threats.

She was called by many as ‘Yaa Asantewaa’ when she personally organised a demonstration against the then ruling NDC in 2015.

To her, the decision was not a political camouflage, but was taken by her on behalf of everyone who was going through dumsor.

According to Yvonne, her life was threatened on several occasions and it took a brave heart for her to go ahead with the demonstration that shook the nation.

She further revealed that she had to go into hiding both before and after the vigil just to be safe.

“I was sleeping in a friend’s house because the threat was too much,” she revealed.

Answering the question as to why she didn’t stage for another dumsor vigil when it appeared again under the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) regime, she said the dumsor is not as intense like that of the NDC era.

“I did the same thing by starting on Twitter, but the reason why I didn’t go further to organise the Dumsor vigil was that the NPP Dumsor wasn’t hot like that of the NDC,” she stated.


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