Shush! No Party can do without celebrities – Dumelo replies Koku Anyidoho
Actor John Dumelo has reinstated his commitment and readiness to play a vital role in the campaign duties of the Opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) come 2020 general election.
According to him, no political party can do without celebrities because they [celebrities] play a major role in every political party campaign.
His comments comes after former Deputy Secretary of the NDC blamed the party’s loss in the 2016 general elections on a campaign strategy that was largely managed by persons he calls “strangers.”
According to Koku Anyidoho who was speaking to some journalists stressed that the party shall not use the same tactics in the 2020 elections.
“One million of our voters did not vote for us in 2016. They do not have any understanding of the party’s philosophy and the history. Never again should we put our campaign in the hands of strangers. Never again should we hand over the NDC’s campaign to celebrities,” he said.
However the Actor responding to the claims by the former Deputy Secretary of the party in an interview on Vibes in 5 hosted by Arnold said;
”The party needs the support of everyone to win election, whether strangers or celebrities, the party needs all. Both NDC and NPP needs celebrities to help channel their respective messages to the good people. I personally is ready for the campaign come 2020.”
The NDC during the launch of its campaign in Cape Coast ahead of the 2016 general election saw the country’s celebrities which included John Dumelo, Jewel Ackah, Abrantie Amakye Dede, Amandzeba Nat Brew, Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers in attendance.
Papa Nii, a local comedian and football analyst, Abeiku Aggrey Santaana, celebrated radio presenter at Okay FM were also not left of the pomp and pageantry that greeted the event.
Nigeria’s veteran Actor Ekem Owoh aka “Long John” for instance was engaged to fly down to Ghana for a television advert about the Greater Accra Regional Hospital after it was given a facelift by the then Mahama government.