Veteran Actress, TV/Radio Presenter and women advocate Grace Omaboe popularly known as Maame Dokono has opened up about politics in Ghana and her experience in politics.
Speaking in a revealing interview on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review, Maame Dokono said she is totally out of politics currently because it is tiring and it is time and money wasting.
“I have stopped politics I am on the low and I will not do politics openly again. It is tiring, it is waste of money, it is all full of lies and people say all sort of horrible things about you”.
Asked if she didn’t know all these about politics before she got involved she said “At that time I didn’t think it was that way. I thought I was going to do politics for women and I went into politics to help develop my district because all the roads, most building were in bad conditions among other pressing issues which needed attention”.
According to Maame Dokono the first time she visited her area on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), she was almost lynched and she later left NDC to join the New Patriotic Party (NPP) because they were doing a lot for women at the time but she later realized they are all the same.
She disclosed that NPP was the first party she supported but the things Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings was doing for women, children and the vulnerable in society attracted her to join NDC but it made no difference.
The “Obra” actress said when she went deep into politics she realized it was a different ball game all together. “When I got in I saw that they don’t like it when you speak the truth. So most of the time you have to lie here and there”. Adding that not all politicians are liars but most of the time they have to lie and say things they don’t really want to say.
“Most of the time you have to say things you don’t want to say and people insult you and say all sort of things about you and there is corruption all over. There was no clean politics and there isn’t clean politics in Ghana”.
She said people even chased her in the busy threatening to kill her and some also attacked her spiritually trying to eliminate her. Madam Omaboe said her sick mother advised her to stop politics and that was why she stopped for good and she is not going back into politics because it is too dangerous at her age.
The mother of six said she didn’t go into politics to amass wealth like most people think because she had made all her properties before she went into politics. She also shared her opinion on the chances of both the NPP and the NDC in the upcoming general elections on November 7, this year among other things.
Watch her full interview on politics in Ghana below: