- Sarkodie and Samini have endorsed President Nana Akufo-Addo for a second term
- The two have released songs in support of Akufo-Addo's achievements
- NDC MP Sam George has claimed the two were paid GHC500,000 for their endorsements
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Ningo Prampram MP Sam George has spoken on the endorsement of President Nana Akufo-Addo's second term bid by Samini and Sarkodie.
In a post on his official Facebook page, the NDC MP suggested that Sarkodie and Samini took GHC500,000 to endorse Akufo-Addo.
Sarkodie and Samini surprised their fans and Ghanaians in general as they came public to endorse Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party for a second term in office ahead of the 2020 general elections on December 7, 2020.
Samini was the first to announce his support for Akufo-Addo by taking to social media to post his endorsement message on Monday, November 2, 2020.
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Later in the day, the Dancehall artiste released a song titled Kpoyaka for Akufo-Addo's campaign. The song talks about the president's achievements so far.
Not long after, rapper Sarkodie also released a new song titled Happy Day which features Kuami Eugene.
While the Happy Day song can be generally described as a track to praise God, the versatile rapper was able to infuse political messages in it as he endorsed Akufo-Addo.
After talking about his life and praising God for his life, Sarkodie chipped in some issues he had with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who criticised him for releasing songs to take a swipe at John Mahama's government.
Mentioning the Dumsor and Inflation songs he did at the time, Sarkodie did a fast-forward to Akufo-Addo's time and pointed to the stable electricity and Free Senior High School.
He then proceeded to urge Akufo-Addo to continue to govern saying 'Nana Toaso' which literally translates as 'continue, Nana.'
Reacting to the songs, Sam George indicate that while the artistes may be good at doing music, they are not the best to look up to when making political choices.
"Don't be swayed by any funny endorsements people. We may love their music and groove to it but we don't trust their political choices especially when they are worth GH500,000.," he said.
Meanwhile, the NDC's John Mahama has reacted after Sarkodie and Samini chose Akufo-Addo instead of him.
In an interview, the former president said he still likes them despite them endorsing Akufo-Addo.
He then explained why he has not involved any celebrity in his campaign.
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