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Stop Politicizing COVID-19 and Let’s Fight Together – Lydia Forson to Politicians

Vociferous Ghanaian actress,  Lydia Forson, has asked stakeholders and politicians  to desist from using the deadly coronavirus pandemic as a campaign strategy.

The award-winning actress has asserted that  this crisis is not the time for politics.

“We have to come together as Ghanaians and fight the pandemic,” part of her tweet read.

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Her call comes after the death of former General Secretary and Chairman of the Ghana Forestry Commission Boss, Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.

The former party General Secretary died on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital from COVID-19-related complications.

We must understand that #COVIDー19 is something the whole world is trying to figure out. We have more questions than answers and we find something new each day. So all we can really do is be extra cautious, that’s the only protection we have.

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We’ve been focused more on PR than actually fighting #COVIDー19 and it’s coming back to bite us in the ass. When restrictions were relaxed so did the people, it’s just who we are. Stop spinning this, let us know the brutal truth so we can protect ourselves”
“But we should risk our lives to go and stand in line to register?!!! And please don’t come and tell us other countries have done it, we aren’t other countries!! My parents are now forced to chose between exercising their franchise and their health!!!”

“Honestly I’m sad. Your political affiliation really shouldn’t matter in times like this, any human life lost is heartbreaking. This isn’t a time for politics, we have to come together and fight this. It also means that we should STOP using #COVIDー19 as a campaign strategy,” she posted on Twitter.

Forson is known to be one of the few celebrities who have been holding government accountable since the pandemic began.  She is also known to share her views without mincing words.

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