Actress Lydia Forson is being targetted some faceless New Patriotic Party (NPP) ‘assassins’ over a ‘distasteful’ post she made about the ruling government.
The actress is known for her non-partisan and unbiased remarks on social media as she always demands accountability from whichever party is ruling the country. It seems the intolerant NPP footsoldiers want to cow her into submission and disallow her from having a leeway as she did with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) when they were in power.
In a post questioning why the NPP gov’t is charging a whopping $150 for Covid-19 test on arriving passengers, the actress wrote;
“Why are people having to pay $150 dollars for another test at the airport, when they’re already required to test 72hrs before departure and show a certificate before boarding?!! My comrades from 2014-2016 where are you? Wake up, it’s time to start speaking up ?!! There’s too much we can’t be quiet about anymore!!!I’ve had to be careful about the things I say for so long because of things I’ve suffered silently, but come on is GHANA not for all of us?!!
“We must hold every single government to the same standards. Chale when Mahama was in power, our fingers were ready on our keyboards even when he coughed, we made his government so uncomfortable it became hard for them to hide much. We must extend the same to this government!!!! We MUST hold every single government accountable, everyone !! Because it’s doesn’t matter who comes or stays in power, if we remain silent they will do with us as they please!! Make your voice heard!”.
Her message set her on a collision path with NPP supporters who retaliated with means words, including death threats. She managed to identify one of them and shared his post on Facebook with the caption; “Please whose family member is this? He says he will make sure I don’t get away with the “shit” I post. Who’s willing to help us meet so he shows me exactly how.”