Ghanaian actress and entrepreneur Yvonne Nelson has revealed that contrary to the fact that the Dumsor Vigil she staged during Mahama’s era was a success, she received death threats.
She was given the name ‘Yaa Asantewaa’ when she personally organized and lead a demonstration against the then ruling party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) under President Mahama’s era in 2015.
To her, the decision was not a political motivated, but to 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 disclosed 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 on Hitz FM Daybreak Hitz with Andy Dosty.
Answering the question as to why she didn’t stage for another Dumsor Vigil when it appeared again under the 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 organize the Dumsor vigil was that the NPP Dumsor wasn’t hot like that of the NDC,” she stated.