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Campaigning, voting for Akufo-Addo biggest mistake of my life; forgive me – Blakofe

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A former Deputy Director of the Ghana Tourist Development Company (GTDC), Sanaaheneba Akua Manfo, a.k.a Blakofe, has said the biggest mistake of her life was to have campaigned and voted for President Nana Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 elections.

Recounting how she got convinced by her ex to vote for Mr Akufo-Addo, Blakofe noted that although she liked the then-sitting President, Mr John Mahama, she was frustrated with his government and, thus, was convinced by her ex to campaign for Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to Blakofe, there is “big-time corruption and nepotism” under the current administration.

She has asked all those who voted for Nana Akufo-Addo because of her to forgive her as she also forgives herself.

In a Facebook post, the former TV and radio personality said: “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 government 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.”

Blakofe resigned from GTDC in May 2018 over what she described as massive corruption at the company.

Shortly after her resignation, she sounded an alarm on her Facebook wall that should she be found dead all of a sudden, it would be because she told truth to power, and, as a result, has been targeted for elimination.

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