Popular Kumawood actor, Michael Afranie, has reportedly donated GH¢1 to the NDC office in Kumasi to support Mahama’s 2020 bid.
A photo of the actor handing the one cedi note to an NDC official has gone viral on social media with many people wondering why he would make such a ‘meagre’ contribution.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Mynewsgh.com, Afranie said Mahama had been his longtime friend.
Therefore, he saw it necessary to donate the ‘little he has’ to support him.
He added that Mahama also donated generously to him when he contested for MP for Manso Nkwanta Constituency in the Ashanti Region, as an independent candidate.
“Former President Mahama has been my longtime friend and he generously donated towards my cause in the run-up to the 2016 Parliamentary Election of which I contested at Manso Nkwanta,” Afranie said.
He was of the firm conviction that Mahama’s return in 2020 would be a blessing for Ghana, especially, miners in the country because “Ghana is hard now.”
The veteran actor has served as an Assemblyman in the area.
It could also be that that was the only sum he could afford since the movie industry had reportedly been 'dead' for sometime now.
In a related development, a Kumawood actress, Tracey Boakye, has also donated an amount of GH₵2,000 to Mahama.
She said it was in response to calls by the Mahama campaign team to support with the little one has to enable him pay for the GH₵420,000 for filling fee and nomination form.
Other grassroots supports of NDC were also seen joining long queues to make little donations to the former president.
According to them, only Mahama can win power for the NDC come 2020, and so they wish to support him.
Latest update has it that NDC has finally reduced the filling fee from GH¢400,000 to GH¢300,000, following complains by some of the aspirants and NDC members.
Meanwhile the presidential primaries have been slated for January 19, 2019.
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