Scores of celebrated Ghanaian musicians would today storm the Eastern Region and move from town to town campaigning for the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The music stars, including Slim Buster, Kwabena-Kwabena, Daddy Lumba, Wutah, Kofi B, A-Plus and K. K. Fosu would be engaging the electorate in a one-on-one interaction to explain why Nana Addo should be voted for in the December 28 presidential run-off.
Renowned music producers including Mark Okraku Mantey of Slip Music, Carlos Sekyi of Galaxy Entertainment, Fred Kyei Mensah and Kwame Mickey and a host of others are billed to join the musicians on the campaign trail.
The stars would carry the campaign to the Ashanti Region tomorrow Thursday, the Brong Ahafo Region on Friday and then the Greater Accra Region on Sunday.
According to the celebrities, the campaign is an official and open endorsement of the candidature of Nana Addo for the run-off and also to invite other musicians to join in the campaign.
The campaign, according to the musicians, is specifically targeted at the youth population and first-time voters.
Addressing a joint news conference in Accra yesterday, controversial Hip-life musician A-Plus, said “gone are the days when entertainers in Ghana were seen as political illiterates whose contribution to national development was hardly recognized.
“We are supporting Nana Akufo-Addo for one reason; we believe this country has been failed by past leadership of little vision and very little confidence and ability, creativity and ingenuity of the people. Nana Addo has shown great signs of a commitment to revive the can-do-spirit that made Ghana the star of black people in 1957,” A-Plus added.
The musicians who appeared enthused and eager to enter the campaign field expressed much confidence that the run-off would go in favour of Nana Addo.
They explained that the NPP candidate has demonstrated beyond doubt that he is concerned about the fate and welfare of the music and entertainment industry in Ghana and that is their main source of motivation.
They said they have faith in the ‘Believe in Ghana’ message being propagated by Nana Addo and the NPP and feel proud to be ambassadors of that message.
Slim Buster, in an address, noted that though he was not part of the musicians who campaigned for Nana Addo for the December 7 elections, he would join the campaign for the run-off because he believes that would be in the interest of the music and entertainment industry in Ghana.
Mark Okraku Mantey, on his part, called on the electorate, especially supporters of the NPP not to get complacent and get deluded that without their votes, Nana Addo would win the run-off.
He said every single member of the NPP and any person who has the interest of the music industry at heart should do well to vote for Nana Addo on December 28.
K. K. Fosu added his voice to the call on the electorate to vote for Nana Addo and said that whether the National Democratic Congress (NDC) likes it or not, he would continue to campaign for Nana Addo to ensure that the latter wins the elections.
Sensational music-duo, Wutah expressed gratitude for being a part of the Nana Addo campaign, and disclosed that never before had their music career received such a boost.
Carlos Sekyi gave a lengthy oration on his long term relationship with Nana Addo and how the latter has over the years remained consistent in his concern about the progress of the music and entertainment industry.
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