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No political party can pay for my endorsement - Shatta Wale

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Shatta Wale
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Though his songs are being used as campaign songs by the two main political parties in Ghana,  self-proclaimed Dancehall King, Shatta Wale has stated that he will not endorse any of the presidential candidates for the December 7 polls.

While the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been playing Wale's Mahama Paper at every one of their rallies in honour of President John Mahama, their main opponents, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been playing Kakai to buttress their point that the NDC fears their vice presidential candidate, Dr Mahama du Bawumia for his constant criticisms of President Mahama.

But the controversial musician, in an interview on Starr FM's Starr Chat on Wednesday, had disclosed that he was not going to endorse any of the candidates because they could not pay him for that.

"I can't endorse anybody. No political party can pay me to endorse them", he told host Bola Ray.

He condemned celebrity endorsements of political parties saying it is a "very big mistake and a crazy move".

According to him, despite his refusal to endorse any of them, he was still looking forward to meeting President Mahama and NPP candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo because "I have some discussions with them"