Ghanaian socialite, Efia Odo has leveled some allegations against unknown persons fighting against the #Fixthecountry movement as she disclosed that she couldn’t be present for the demonstration because they threatened to disfigure her face with acid.
Speaking in an interview, Efia Odo accused sympathizers of the current government as probably suspect because her speeches went against them.
“I started to get death threats because I was speaking about the sitting government. They said they would throw acid on my face if I come to the demonstration. I don’t know who it is, but I was getting the calls. Even members of the #FixTheCountry group conveners were getting calls. They even played it on air. My Facebook got hacked. I no longer have my Facebook fan page”.
According to Efia Odo, the identity of the attackers were unknown: hence, she lost trust in everything connected to the country. She revealed that she refused to make a formal report for fear of her life, not knowing who was on her side or not.
“Report to the police? No, I’m sorry. I didn’t. I don’t trust anything and anybody in this country. If I reported, I didn’t know what will happen. And because of that, I didn’t stay home for almost two months.
“Apart from the attacks I was getting, what really made me stop was my mom called me crying. She said she knows I mean well, but this thing I am doing is a dangerous game, so, I should stop. People in America were asking if she doesn’t love her child? So, my mom literally cried on the phone for one hour, begging me not to do this anymore”.
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Efia Odo disclosed the trauma her mother suffered from her participation in the #Fixthecountry demo was traumatizing. According to her, the death threats didn’t mean much to her, however, her mother’s concern really made her withdraw from the campaign.
“God knows I love my mom. Everything I do is for my mom. So, she is the reason why I really stopped. So, the death threats, I didn’t really care about them. I would have gone. I didn’t care about those death threats and acid threats. It was my mom that made me change my mind about the whole fix the country thing”.
Efia Odo further explained that the #Fixthecountry campaign was not incited by any political reasons. However, it was a call to get the leaders of the country to make the nation a better place. Therefore, she would have still campaigned regardless of who was in power.
“If I was who I am 3 or 4years ago, I would have said fix the country when Mahama was in term. I don’t care who is the President. I don’t care if the next four years NDC comes, I will say fix the country. But not really. They might try and come and say they going to kill me or something else. Fix the country means, fix the country”.