The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Anyaa-Sowutuom, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has responded to critics who took her to the cleaners over some comments she made against actor and politician John Dumelo.
On one of her campaign platforms, Ayorkor Botchwey is alleged to have said that Parliament is too serious a place for John Dumelo who is seeking to become the Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.
“Parliament is a very serious business, it’s a serious place. The place is not for those who think they can heal the sick. No! No! No! No! No! Do not let that happen. It is a serious place,” she was reported to have said.
To most of these showbiz people, her statement is an insult to those in the creative sector.
However, in a press statement, Ayorkor Botchwey said she has a lot of respect for the creative industry and that her comments were particularly targeted at the political incompetency of John Dumelo and not the entire creative industry.
The MP stated that she has championed a lot of creative arts projects in her career as a politician and that she does not look down on the industry.