John Dumelo has reacted to Koku Anyidoho’s statement concerning the involvement of celebs in the fortunes of political parties in the country.
The former deputy chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in a viral news this week sounded a word of caution to celebrities that they won’t be allowed to join the NDC campaign in the build up to election next year.
However, the fresh-faced actor, who campaigned massively for the NDC in the last general election, offered a different perspective on the issue.
“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.” John Dumelo said in an interview on Vibes in 5 with Anorld Elavanyo.
“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.