Election 2016 Deputy tourism minister airs fresh concerns over post-election abuse

Deputy Tourism Minister Dzifa Gomashie has claimed that people are trolling her and exhibiting attitudes that are not acceptable.

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Fresh concerns have been raised about the scale of abuse and intimidation against supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) following the declaration of the 2016 results in favour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Deputy Tourism Minister Dzifa Gomashie has claimed that people are trolling her and exhibiting attitudes that are not acceptable.

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Her concerns come on the heels of pockets of violence against NDC members in the Western, Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions.

The Police say they have arrested many of the perpetrators and have arraigned some of them before the law court.

The deputy minister, who is also a queen mother, added that many of the NPP supporters are saying hurtful things about her but has restrained herself from replying them.

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In a Facebook post titled, "WHO I WAS, WHO I AM AND WHO I WANT TO BE," she claimed that some of her friends have allowed their Facebook wall to be used to (by younger people) to disrespect her.

She said: All of a sudden, there are people trolling my wall and exhibiting attitudes that are not acceptable.

"Saying hurtful things to me. I have chosen to stay focused on the above 'who I was, who I am and who I want to be' and have chosen to take them all in good faith.

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"I have 'friends' (peers) who have allowed their walls to be used to (by younger people) disrespect me.

"My caution to you is, I am able to take it all in but watch the same space and be ready...the 'Dzatabi' will grow. You raise positive children you reap positive children and the reverse is true.

"For those who think I should fight back, that is not "who I am now". That 'was who I was'.

"I must focus on "who I want to be". Allowing people who judge unfairly and who earn favours by destroying others to get to me will derail me.

"I am in charge of my emotions. I am focused on what the Great I Am has in store for me. I must at least, try, to allow the will of God and not MAN to work.

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"It is possible to remain calm in the midst of the storm, you know who is in charge."

The scale of intimidations against perceived opponent of the NDC has been roundly condemned the clergy and some civil society groups.

Both the president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo and President John Mahama have also condemned the attacks.

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