Before her well-known #dumosormuststop protest, Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson revealed important information about her meetings with former President John Dramani Mahama and current President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
She clarifies their contrasting stances and replies to her cause in her most recent book, “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson.”
Nelson claims that President Akufo-Addo personally got in touch with her to provide his encouragement and assistance. He praised her efforts and recognized her as a genuine daughter of Ghana during their brief talk.
Akufo-Addo reassured her that the entire country supported her and urged her to persevere while highlighting the significance of her cause.
The opposition parties were firmly behind us despite the fact that we had made it clear that our aim was nonpartisan, so even if the administration did not take kindly to our demonstration, a situation of that magnitude would normally provide the opposition political parties a political benefit.
“In the days before the demonstration, I got a call from someone advising me to support Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). He encouraged me and supported my cause during that quick call. He referred to me as a genuine daughter of the land and praised my actions. He advised me to keep going and not give up since all of Ghana was behind me.
Nelson, on the other hand, received calls from the office of the then-President John Mahama expressing his willingness to meet her. She turned down the invitation nevertheless, requesting that the gathering also include the other protest leaders. Nelson resisted the presidency’s demands for a one-on-one meeting, insisting that no discussion would take place without her colleagues.
“I also got calls from President John Dramani Mahama’s administration. The callers said that the president wanted to meet with me, but I informed them that I would only do so if my colleagues protest organizers were also there. The president wanted to speak with me alone, the presidency staff stressed. I refused to budge, insisting that the meeting would not take place if the president was not willing to sit down with me and my colleagues, she wrote in her book.
Nelson considered the political climate and admitted that the size of the issue inevitably provided political advantages to the opposition parties.
Even though the opposition parties expressed support for her cause, she maintained that her demonstration was intended to be nonpartisan.
The #dumosormuststop protest attracted a lot of attention and brought Ghana’s power shortages to light.
The nation was attracted by Yvonne Nelson’s activism and resolve in tackling the issue, which elevated it to the fore of public discourse.
Regarding the book
The exciting and captivating story of a young lady who sets out to learn about herself but learns that she has been using a false name is told in “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson.”
This compelling tale has all the makings of a gripping movie script, save for the fact that the protagonist, an actor, is coping with a reality that causes her to occasionally sob into her pillow.
Unusual for an autobiography, the author confronts the audience in her undies. The author’s life is extensively explored throughout the book, along with the good, terrible, and ugly aspects of both her own life and the fictional world of celebrities.
Many influential businesspeople, politicians, and members of the political class attended the event, including John Dumelo, Adjetey Anang, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, and Becca. Media figures including as Manasseh Azure Awuni, Sammy Forson, and GhanaWeb Entertainment Editor Abrantepa Benefo Buabeng were also present.