On Saturday 23 February, 2019, former president John Mahama was overwhelmingly endorsed as flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mahama polled 213,487 votes representing 95.23 percent of the total valid votes cast with the other six contenders managing with about 4 percent.
Ahead of the 2020 elections, Mahama will be preparing a strong campaign team.
However, during the 2016 general election, some Ghanaian celebrities offered their unflinching support to Mahama.
YEN.com.gh has put together top 5 Ghanaian celebrities expected to join Mahama’s campaign trail.
1. John Dumelo:
The renowned actor has always been a staunch supporter of the biggest opposition party in Ghana. Last month he nearly stood on the ticket of the NDC during Ayawaso-Wuogon Constituency by-election.
In 2016, Dumelo campaigned for the NDC while Mahama was the flagbearer but in the end, they lost power to Akufo-Addo’s NPP.
2. Kalsoume Sinare:
In 2016, the award-winning actress declared her support for Mahama. She has been an ardent follower of the NDC because of her brother Alhaji Saeed Sinare.
Ahead of 2020 election, Kalsoume would be expected to join Mahama’s campaign trail.
3. Tracey Boakye:
The Kumawood actress has always professed her love for the NDC and Mahama. In 2016 she campaign for Mahama.
As the NDC want to return to power, Tracey is ready to campaign for the party again.
After Mahama was declared winner during the party’s primaries she went gaga to celebrate the victory.
4. Bukom Banku:
The Ghanaian boxer for more than 10 years has always offered his unflinching support for Mahama.
In 2016, he proudly supported Mahama and he is ready to join the latter again.
5. Michael Afranie:
The popular Kumawood actor is also known to be an NDC member. He had once contested for a parliamentary seat in the Manso Nkwanta Constituency in the Ashanti Region, as an independent candidate.
He made the donation towards Mahama’s 2020 bid. He sent an amount of GH₵1 (One cedi) to the NDC office in the Ashanti Region.
Explaining the motive behind the ‘meagre’ sum, Afranie said Mahama had been his longtime friend. He added that the former president also supported him when he was contesting for MP, therefore, now that he also needed support, he felt it was good for him to give him the ‘little he had’, hence his GH₵1 donation.
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