According to him, his background as a musician should not be a hindrance to his political aspirations considering the fact that there are people with diverse backgrounds in Parliament at the moment.
The “Konkontibaa” hitmaker, who officially announced his intention to contest in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary primaries in the Asante Akyem South Constituency in January, said on Citi TV‘s Face to Face that he sees nothing wrong with a musician being in Parliament.
“Who are our politicians? When you go to Parliament now, who are there? There is a hairdresser there. There is a businesswoman there. There are market women and doctors there. What stops a musician from being there? Is music not part of the things we do as a country? If not for anything, music plays a major role in most of our lives. Don’t we have entertainment?” He said.
Obuor officially announced his decision to contest for the parliamentary seat after the Asante Akyem South Youth Coalition, a group of youth activists paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Juaso to plead on him to represent them in Parliament. He subsequently filed his nomination on February 14, 2020.
The Parliamentary primaries for the NPP are yet to be held as they had to postpone the initial date indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.