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General News of Wednesday, 13 May 2015


Dumsor vigil: Attacks on Yvonne Nelson & Co unfair – Rawlings

Former President Jerry Rawlings has condemned the attacks that have been directed at the celebrities planning a vigil against the power crisis in the country.

Some government communicators and sympathizers of the ruling National Democratic Congress have openly abused actress Yvonne Nelson and her colleagues who are leading the May 16 protest.

Commenting on the development Wednesday, Mr Rawlings said although there may be justifiable causes of the energy crisis the country is experiencing, it is inappropriate to rain insults on the celebrities.

“Our sister Yvonne Nelson is expressing her concerns and insults are being rained on her. It’s not fair. Is that how to do politics?” he wondered.

The former military leader made the comments when former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah went to his residence to invite him for his upcoming testimonial match.