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Ghanaians will go to the polls very soon to decide who will be their President for the next 4 years. As expected, the contest is between the two main political parties in Ghana: the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and The New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Political party endorsements is seen by many actors as one of the numerous strategies by which parties deploy especially to win floating voters.

In Ghana, prior to the 2008 it was rare for a celebrity to openly endorse a political party as it was seen as the fastest way to end ones budding career. Examples are given of such artistes such as the late Jewel Ackah whose acting is said to have ended after he composed a song for the NDC.

In 2008, however, artistes such as Daddy Lumba, Kwabena Kwabena, Lenny Akpadie, Obaapa Christy and Philipa Baafi were seen performing on the stages of their respective parties. Their endorsement or support at that time received a barrage of criticism and backlash from colleagues and the public for showing their political affiliation.

In 2012 other celebrities joined the endorsement wagon. Such notable personalities included Mr. Beautiful, Lucky Mensah, Bukom Banku among others.
Interestingly it was the 2016 elections that witnessed massive endorsements by celebrities in the country showing their support for one of the two main parties.

Among them were John Dumelo, Mzbel, Nana Ampadu, Lucky Mensah, Cwesi Oteng, Praye, Tracy Boakye, Kwame Dzokoto, Gifty Osei, Selassie Ibrahim, Diana Asamoah, Great Ampong, Wisa Greid, Agya Koo plus a host of Kumawood stars. It was the first time a group known as the Creative Arts for both NPP and NDC were formed.

In just some few days to election it is not surprising at all that Ghanaian gospel musician Philipa Baafi has declared her support for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo. She believes that both sides of the political are one people with different ideologies.

She is therefore calling on all and sundry to join her as she embarks on various health walks with some of the NPP Parliamentary candidates beginning from Bantama Constituency on October 31, 2020.

Posting the artwork on her Facebook page, Philipa wrote, “You can be from another and I from another. I have been an NPP member from 2001 and it does not change anything. We are all one and not enemies. Am inviting you all including my brothers and sisters from other parties; is all about peace”.

The post however has attracted some divided opinions with some people blasting her for indulging in active politics while others support her assertion that, she has not erred in preaching peace through this initiative.

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