The former President and current flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has reacted to Sarkodie and Samini coming out boldly with political songs to endorse President Akufo-Addo ahead of the December 7 election.
According to John Mahama, despite these musicians boldly endorsing Akufo-Addo for a second term, his relations with them still remains the same and that he has no qualms with them for revealing where they belong.
John Mahama thinks it’s their personal decisions and they know the reasons why they endorsed his political opponent, Akufo-Addo.
John Mahama in an interview on Starr FM said; “I don’t have any antipathy or anger with anybody who endorses Nana Addo. That’s their decision”.
He added that; “I like them, they’re young talented musicians and my attitude towards them doesn’t change. Samini has been somebody that I like…and so if he’s endorsed Nana Addo it doesn’t change my attitude towards him.”
To him, he thinks politics affects musicians and celebrities negatively since our kind of politics does not understand these endorsements and it’s the very reason why he’s not involving celebrities in his 2020 campaign.
“Musicians will make music for you and all that but it doesn’t really amount to an endorsement, we don’t understand some of these things. In Ghana when a musician makes music for you or a political party then he comes against a lot of antipathy from the supporters of the other party, that shouldn’t be the case”.