The NDC parliamentary candidate for the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency in the Western Region of Ghana, Kwame Dzokoto, who happens to be a popular actor/comedian in the ghanashowbiz industry, has confessed that he is still in shock after losing miserable to the candidate of the opposition New Patriotic party. He disclosed this during an interview he had with a reporter from one of the Nations newspapaers. Below is an extract of what the Actor said regarding his defeat in the elections;
“Actually, it was a shocker because I was very well received during my rounds and I didn’t attack anybody’s personality during my campaign.
“I had a very clean campaign while my opponent on the NPP ticket resorted to personal attacks telling people I am a concert man and all sorts of things, he said.
“I wanted to go to Parliament because I see the lack of development in the area so I was hoping to use my personality and popularity to help develop the area,”
The roads in the central business area in Tarkwa were in a very bad state so I fixed them as soon as I won the primaries. A lot of work is also being done in the Tarkwa Township,” he said.
“Also, I believed I could use my status as a parliamentarian to advance the cause of the arts and creative industry. For example, if a radio presenter isn’t being paid well, I could talk on their behalf and I could help push some of the laws in showbiz.
When asked about his future in politics and what he intends to do after this campaign, this is what he had to say;
“I think I should give it a go again. But my immediate plans is to further my education.I am looking at doing a few courses
Finally, I want my fans to know that I appreciate them a lot and I enjoy them so they should look out for me because I will be back on the screens soon
By: Samuel Nyarko