Award-winning rapper, Martin King Arthur, known in show business as Kofi Kinaata, waded into the furore that greeted Nana Aba Anamoah’s comment on Ghana’s two leading political parties – NDC and NPP.
In a declaration of support to the ace broadcaster, Kinaata urged the Akufo-Addo-led government to ‘shut up’ and accept criticisms from citizens complaining of the hardships in the country.
Kofi Kinaata said Ghanaians wouldn’t have voted for the current government if Mahama was competent enough so they “shut up” and work because Ghanaians are already aware of Mahama’s performances.
According to the “Things Fall Apart” hitmaker, there was absolutely nothing wrong with Nana Aba Anamoah telling Ghanaians NDC/NPP don’t have them at heart.
Speaking in an interview on Skyy Power FM in Takoradi, Kofi Kinaata said that the high level of roughness in the Ghanaian politics is the reason people take issues personally and attack people who don’t agree on same topics with them.
He said that “Ghanaian politics is not like in America where celebrities publicly disclose their political affiliation and face no issues, but here in Ghana someone can tell you that he is NDC and he will never allow the daughter to marry someone whose father is NPP”.
He further stated that “politics in Ghana is so tribalistic that, it is so rough. When you talk about a certain party and you are not careful you will be in trouble even when the particular party is aware of the truth. What is the mistake in what Nana Aba said?”
“She only asked the President to sell what he is doing to the citizens and not talk about the opposition party’s mistakes. If Mahama treated Ghanaians well, he wouldn’t have been voted out for you to come because we believe you can do the work so focus on that. We voted for you because the nation was disaster-prone, so the noise you are making that Mahama ruined the nation is needless because we are already aware of that so shut up and work”, he added.
Nana Aba Anamoah enjoyed the biting of some sympathizers of the ruling party for criticizing NPP and NDC and labelling both political parties greedy while saying it is high time citizens woke up from their sleep.
Her comments triggered the tart of NPP’s Communications Director of the United Kingdom branch, Nana Ansah Obofour, classifying her as ‘a useless and hopeless woman who sleeps around for money’.
But he later apologized to Nana Aba Anamoah for his comments.