The 37-year-old man, Justice Adzakuma, who lost an eye in a Let My Vote Count Alliance, LMVCA, demonstration to demand a new voters’ register, has said his wife returned home after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was declared winner of the December 7 presidential election.
Adzakuma, is one of the many protesters who suffered various levels of injury during the protests organized by the David Asante-led LMVCA.
The protest, which was aimed at putting pressure on the Electoral Commission, EC, to compile a new voter’s register for the 2016 elections, turned bloody after Police fired rubber bullets, sprayed tear gas and water cannons to scatter the crowd.
His left eye was damaged after security operatives charged at protesters following misunderstanding over route in their bid to picket the EC office to demand a credible voters’ register.
Following his ordeal, his wife abandoned him but in a recent chat with Adom News, Adzakuma says she has returned.
He said, “That day when Nana Addo was declared President-elect, I was forced to retire to my room; I cried, indeed I wept bitterly largely because I remembered how people lost their lives in this struggle and someone like me also lost an eye, so I wept before I started consoling myself.
“My wife abandoned our matrimonial home after I lost my eye.
“Some of my neighbours told my wife that the NPP was not going to win the elections, so she should abandon me, so she left, but the day Nana Addo was declared winner, she returned home and I accepted her together with the children,” the shoe seller added.