According to Actor, Entrepreneur and Politician, John Dumelo, political parties cannot win elections without the active involvement of celebrities and this comes on the back of NDC’s Koku Anyidoho’s claim that the NDC will not involve celebrities in their 2020 political campaign.
The actor in an interview on Arnold’s “VibesIn5” show stated that political parties cannot win political power without the active involvement of celebrities.
According to John Dumelo, celebrities played major roles in the political campaigns of both the NDC and NPP during the 2016 elections which ensured NPP’s unprecedented victory.
“Celebrities played a major role in both the NDC and the NPP campaign. I mean NPP went for celebrities NDC went for celebrities and I think to some extent celebrities actually influence the outcome of campaigns. But at the end of the day, I don’t think political parties can do away with celebrities. I don’t think so”, he said.
“When I first heard the story I spoke to a colleague who was there and he said no, Koku never mentioned the word celebrities. I think he said, strangers.
“I don’t think he necessarily said celebrities. It would be hard for me to comment if I haven’t heard him say or mention celebrities.
“For him, he can define strangers in a different way, so I don’t know what he meant by strangers. Strangers could have been even people in the party NDC that he thought they were strangers or it could even be outsiders that he thought they were strangers”, he added.
Watch the full interview below.