Entertainment of Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Contrary to reports that Jak Alolome has endorsed the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of this year’s general elections, the renowned gospel musician has denied.
Jak Alolome was reported to have openly endorsed the second bid of President John Mahama in the upcoming polls during the NDC’s Western Region campaign taskforce launch last Sunday.
But Jak Alolomi in an interview with Abrantepa on Radio Univers’ mid-morning show, Brunch2Lunch, Tuesday said he was only doing his job as a musician who has been contracted to entertain the gathering at Bonzo Kaku School Park at Ewiebo in the Ellembelle constituency.
He emphasized that whatever he did at the grounds was purely business.
“My brother, Hon Kofi Buah informed me that he was going to launch his campaign and needed me to entertain the gathering. It’s not like I said people should vote for NDC. I didn’t endorse the party. I am an artiste and it’s my responsibility to ginger the crowd. A certain man was standing close to me so I took his flag and waved amidst chanting,” the ‘God Will Make a Way’ hit maker recounted.
Jak Alolome could not fathom why his action could be interpreted as an endorsement when he did a similar thing for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) few months ago in Kumasi.
“Three months ago, NPP had a program at the Kumasi Sports Stadium. They invited me, I went to perform and even composed a song there and then for Nana Addo. Some members of the party wanted me to record that song for the party but I told them I cannot be political because of my career,” he noted.
Watch what happened at the NDC’s Western Region campaign task force launch below