Entertainment of Friday, 9 September 2016
A member of music trio, 4×4, Captain Planet has reiterated the group’s readiness to endorse any political party that is willing to pay for their services, unlike some celebrities who do so without any gratification in return.
Speaking to Amanda Jissih on Hitz FM’s ‘Showbiz Filla’, Captain Planet intimated that there is absolutely nothing wrong with showbiz personalities endorsing political parties so far as it makes business sense.
“If you have not been paid, you’re endorsing them ‘by heart’. We are business guys. Once the offer is good, why not?” he said.
Captain Planet however did not disclose the amount 4×4 would charge before throwing their weight behind a political party.
As Ghana goes to the polls on December 7, many celebrities have declared their support for the two major political parties – National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Clement Bonney (Mr Beautiful), Mzbel, Michael Ola, John Dumelo, Papa Nii and Bukom Banku are some showbiz personalities who have endorsed the NDC while Socrate Safo, Kwame A Plus, Lucky Mensah, Mark Okraku-Mantey, Daddy Lumba and Great Ampong are for the NPP.
President John Mahama who was a veep became president following the demise of President John Atta Mills in 2012. He seeks a second term with the hope of beating Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of NPP who is contesting for the third consecutive time.