The phenomenon of media branching into the political arena which took off hugely as we approach the next election, is showing no signs of stopping, with a couple of new media faces making moves towards entering the legislature.
Radio Gold presenter Alhassan S Suhuyini and popular Edziban host Kwame Dzokoto are reportedly eyeing two NDC seats for the 2016 elections. According to numerous reports, the pair would stand for elections when the NDC primaries commence in November, as announced by the party.
Alhassan Suhuyini is someone whose NDC credentials cannot be doubted. Host of Radio Gold’s morning show and the weekend political talk show ‘Alhaji and Alhaji’, he delights in needling the NPP and gleaning any amount of victory for his side in any debate, no matter how small. There’ll be no doubt a lot of people delighted by his decision.
Suhuyini would contest for the Tamale Central Seat, which is currently held by Alhassan Dahamani, an independent candidate.
Kwame Dzokoto is also rumoured to be considering a run for parliament, having put his eye on the Tarkwa Nsuaem seat. The ‘Efiewura’ and ‘Edziban’ star even has some campaign posters floating on the internet, although in this age of Photoshop that’s not exactly an indicator of anything. However, considering his stature and past history it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he would join the rush for parliament next year.
With Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (already won his party’s primary), Abeiku Santana, and the likes, 2016 should be an interesting election just looking at it from the media angle.