As is the “order of the day” during an election year in Ghana, people take an interests in knowing where their favourite celebrities stand. The latest Ghanaian celebrity to comment on his political affiliation is David Dontoh.
The ace actor has disclosed he has a soft spot for the Convention People’s Party (CPP), but votes based on issues and the quality of a party’s flagbearer.
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Contrary to popular believe, Mr. Dontoh believes there was nothing wrong with a celebrity supporting a party since it is done in the developed world.
He lamented on the practice whereby celebrities are sidelined and seen as enemies when they publicly declare their support for one political party or the other.
“In reality, there is nothing wrong with it except the Ghanaian political terrain has a different culture, if I may put it that way. In the US, Oprah Winfrey and many of those top actors actually declare their stance for the various political parties when they are doing their campaigns but [in] Ghana, … when they [celebrities] declare to be part of a political party, what happens to their own careers when that party goes out of power is sad,” he said on ‘E on Class’ on Class 91.3FM.
The award-winning actor said he is not a card-bearing member of any political party and has over the years voted for more than one political party.