A former Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Development Company, (GTDC), Ms Akua Djanie popularly known as Akua Blakofe has said she regrets campaigning and voting for President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party.
Blakofe was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GTDC in 2017 after Akufo-Addo was sworn into power but resigned just sixteen months later, citing corruption under the leadership of GTDC for her decision.
According to her, she was convinced by her ex to campaign for Akufo-Addo because of his anti-corruption reputation but she looks back at it as one of her biggest regrets and asks Ghanaians to forgive her for influencing them to make such a bad choice.
She made her thoughts known on Facebook
“This time 4 years ago, I was about to make the biggest mistake of my life. Although I personally knew and liked Mahama and had encouraged Ghanaians to vote for him, I was frustrated with his govt and life in the Asylum. My ex thus challenged me to campaign for Nana because “if Nana can’t make Ghana work, nobody can. I’ll lay down my head for him. Nana is like you, no nonsense. He hates corruption. Imagine if you are President how things would be. That is Nana”. So although I wasn’t convinced, I allowed myself to be pushed into campaigning. The rest is history. We all make mistakes. All I can do now is forgive myself and ask those who voted Nana because of me to also forgive me. As for that ex… I’ve yet to forgive him for had it not been for him, I would never have campaigned for Nana. Lol. That’s the absolute truth. Meanwhile, the word from my street hustlers is they are not voting because I’m not. Sweet. Moral of the story? Follow your gut because everything I told my ex is happening… big time corruption and nepotism. I was right and should never have listened to my ex. Ah well.”