|Controversial hiplife artiste Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus, has denied reports that he has declared support for President John Mahama ahead of the December 7 polls.
He stated unequivocally, “I will always vote for Nana Akufo-Addo and nothing can make me change my mind. If I take a decision, I make sure I stand by it.”
He gave the statement in response to rumours that he was excluded from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaign for endorsing the president and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The maverick musician, who has recorded multiple politically controversial songs, played a vital role in the NPP’s 2008 campaign after openly declaring his support for its presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Earlier this year, A-Plus revealed that he would not be part of the NPP’s 2012 campaign team so that he could focus on a nationwide campaign tour for peaceful elections.
However, the issue became murkier when popular radio presenter Abeiku Santana Aggrey appeared on Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosii Sen’ programme Monday and named A-Plus as an ardent supporter of President Mahama.
Abeiku Santana, who is among the celebrities who have declared their support for the NDC, said that the president had made the ruling party very attractive to the youth because he was young, dynamic, focused and could deliver on his promises.
A-Plus, on ‘Ekosii Sen’ the same day’ set the record straight, maintaining that his support for Akufo-Addo remained undiminished.
“I am not a member of any political party but I am a Ghanaian who believes in Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and so since the year 2000, I have always said and made it clear that until Nana Addo is not the flagbearer of NPP; I will always vote for him,” he explained.
A-Plus said that among the eight presidential candidates, only Akufo-Addo could accelerate Ghana’s developmental agenda.
The hiplife icon revealed that even though he was fond of the president, he believed that Mahama’s time to lead the country would come in the future.
“I like President Mahama very much but this elections, I will vote for Nana Addo,” he said.