Akufo-Addo vs Mahama: Who has more celebrities between NPP and NDC ahead of 2020 elections?

Akufo-Addo vs Mahama: Who has more celebrities between NPP and NDC ahead of 2020 elections?

It is almost one month before Ghanaians go to the polls to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections.

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As it has become the norm since the fourth republic began in 1992, the battle is drawn between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

In a repeat of the 2016 elections, the NPP is being led by Nana Akufo-Addo, the incumbent president, against the NDC's John Mahama.

Akufo-Addo vs Mahama: Who has more celebrities between NPP and NDC ahead of 2020 elections?
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Ahead of the polls on December 7, 2020, many Ghanaian celebrities are making their choices between the two main contenders.

YEN.com.gh brings you a list of Ghanaian stars and their affiliations. It must be noted many of these stars have consistently supported their respective parties even before 2020.

The NPP has the following:

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1. Agya Koo:

The Kumawood veteran has officially been supporting Akufo-Addo and the NPP since 2016 and he wants four more years for him.

2. Bibi Bright:

The actress has been a staunch NPP supporter since 2016. She was handed a position at the Creative Arts Council when the party came to power in 2017.

3. Matilda Asare:

The Kumawood actress campaigned for the NPP in 2016 and even named her second son after Akufo-Addo. She is still with the party.

4. Diana Asamoah:

The gospel singer has been supporting the NPP and doing songs for the party since the days of John Kufuor in 2000.

5. Sarkodie:

The rapper has not officially declared support for Akufo-Addo but the lyrics in his latest song, Happy Day, show he wants the NPP to win the 2020 elections.

6. Samini:

Samini has not been openly political before but he has now endorsed Akufo-Addo for a second and even released a song, Kpoyaka, for the campaign.

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7. Afia Schwar

Afia Schwarzenegger supported John Mahama and the NDC in 2016 but she has switched to NPP.

8. Toosweet Annan:

The actor has endorsed Akufo-Addo for another term an he has been going on door-to-door campaign with Bibi Bright.

9. Prince David Osei:

10. Lucky Mensah:

The Highlife singer was the only notable musician who supported the NDC in 2008 but he switched camps in 2016. He is still with the NPP.

11. Great Ampong:

Gospel singer Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong has been with the NPP for a while now and even recorded songs for the party in 2012 and 2016.

12. Cwesi Oteng:

The urban gospel artiste supported Akufo-Addo in 2016 and wants four more years for him.

13. Praye Tietia:

Praye Tietia and his other group members have been supporting Akufo-Addo since 2008.

In 2016, Tietia and Tintin were actively involved in the NPP's campaign in the Volta region.

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14. Nicholas Omane Acheampong:

The Zaphanat Panea hitmaker supported NPP in 2016 and he is still supporting them.

15. Empress Gifty:

Even though she campaigned for Mahama in 2016, the gospel singer's husband, Hopeson Adorye, is contesting to become an MP for Kpone Katamanso and she has been actively involved in the campaign for NPP.

16. Obour (Bice Osei Kuffour):

The former MUSIGA president is an NPP man and he even contested the party's parliamentary primary in the Asante Akyem South of the Ashanti region which he lost to the incumbent.

After losing the primary, Obour has joined other losing candidates to form a group to support the NPP and Akufo-Addo's campaign.

17. Socrates Sarfo:

The movie producer has actively supported Akufo-Addo for a while now and he is with the NPP.

18. Mark Okraku Mantey:

The music producer is an NPP man. He actively campaigned for Akufo-Addo in the 2016 elections.

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He currently holds the position as the President of the Creative Arts Council, an appointment from the government.

19. Daddy Lumba:

The legendary musician could be described as the ultimate celebrity supporter for Akufo-Addo and the NPP.

His 2008 song for Akufo-Addo, Nana Winner, is still considered by some Ghanaians as the best campaign song ever.

He is still with the party.

The NDC has the following:

1. John Dumelo:

John Dumelo has been actively supporting the NDC for some time now and he is even contesting as the party's parliamentary candidate for the 2020 elections.

2. Dzifa Gomashie:

The veteran actress was the deputy minister of Tourism in the last NDC government and she is now contesting as the party's parliamentary candidate in Ketu South.

3. Selassie Ibrahim:

The actress and movie producer has been an NDC person for a long time. Her husband, Adam Ibrahim, served as a minister in the NDC government under Jerry John Rawlings and as the board chair of Agric Development Bank during Mahama's time.

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Her company, Samrttys Production, was even given the controversial bus branding contract which cost Dzifa Attivor her job as a minister in Mahama's administration.

4. Kalsoume Sinare Baffoe:

The actress and wife of former Ghana defender, Anthony Baffoe, has also been an NDC supporter for a long time. Her elder brother, Alhaji Saeed Sinare, served as Ghana's ambassador to Saudi Arabia under Mahama and he is now one of the NDC's national vice-chairmen.

She openly campaigned for Mahama in 2016.

5. Roselyn Ngissah:

The actress has been supporting NDC and she openly campaigned for Mahama in 2016.

6. Mzbel:

The singer has been an NDC supporter who has a close relationship with John Mahama. She has been actively criticising the Akufo-Addo government since it came into power in 2017.

But since her infamous Papa No saga with Tracey Boakye, Mzbel seems to have taken a backstage even though she still maintains she is an NDC supporter.

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7. Tracey Boakye:

Just like Mzbel, Tracey Boakye was also very close to Mahama and openly campaigned for him in 2016.

But she has not been political this year, especially, after her beef with Mzbel dragged Mahama's name.

8. Rex Omar:

Highlife legend Rex Omar has been an NDC supporter for some time. For this election, Rex Omar is actively involved in the party's campaign and he is a spokesperson for the party on issues concerning creative arts.

9. Mr Beautiful:

Actor Clement Bonney who is popularly known as Mr Beautiful has been supporting the NDC for a long time.

10. Sadiq Abu (3Music CEO):

3Music Awards CEO and pundit, Sadiq Abu, is an NDC man and he has been involved in the 2020 election campaign. Just like Rex Omar, Sadiq is also a spokesperson on creative arts.

11. Bulldog:

Shatta Wale's manager is a supporter of John Mahama an he has been a staunch critic of the Akufo-Addo administration.

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12. Ola Michael:

The entertainment pundit and Neat FM presenter has been supporting NDC for a long time and often goes on shows to debate on behalf of the party.

13. James Gardiner:

In 2016, the actor declared his support for Mahama and was seen on the campaign trail with other stars.

It is worthy to note that the NDC has decided not to use celebrities as part of their official campaign activities for this election.

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