Lydia Forson Has A Message For Nana Addo On Free Speech In Ghana – She Says….

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The election is over – Nana Addo won, Mahama lost. Award winning Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, is now wondering, if Nana Addo’s government, will tolerate her thoughts, should they not be favourable to the NPP and Nana’s government.

The actress has come under attack over the years for being opinionated – especially, her thoughts on political ideologies. Some people who have forcibly registered her as a member of the NDC party, continue to chide her for passing remarks they feel makes NPP look unpopular in the eyes of the public.

Notable one was a long essay she circulated before the election – in which, posing as a pollsters of a kind, said NPP may lose the 2016 election due to some characters in NPP who always attack those who share differing opinions from theirs.

Outspoken Lydia Forson, says she appreciated the meaning of true free speech under Mahama – because under JM, she could share her artless opinion, without any intimidation from the government – and so now that Nana Addo would be ruling the nation, she is wondering if the free speech trend, will continue.

She posted: “I came to appreciate the true meaning of free speech under your rule, and for that I’m grateful. @JDMahama. I Hope the trend continues….— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson)

Lydia Forson actually has a genuine concern and we at, share in it – because, freedoms of speech and of the press are basic elements of any democracy or an emerging one of which Ghana is no exception.

Lydia Forson (born 1984) is an award winning Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer. In 2010 she won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her acting career started with a cameo role in Hotel St. James (2005), Run Baby Run (2006), Different Shades of Blue (2007) and a stint in the reality show The Next Movie Star in Nigeria (2007).