Actor and entrepreneur, John Dumelo, has called on politicians to stop the stereotyping of persons in the creative industry who endorse political parties.
The NDC activist said Ghana is a democracy, so everyone – including celebrities – should have the right to declare their political stance.
“I’m not supporting the Convention People’s Party does not mean they should victimize me. At the end of the day we are all just helping the society,” he said on “Cooks and Braggarts,” a cooking show hosted by Yvonne Okoro.
The actor revealed he has been threatened many times because of his affiliation with the NDC.
Although he withdrew from the NDC primaries for the by-election, the party’s constituency office said it was due to personal reasons to which the actor is yet to comment.
Mr. Dumelo said even if he was given money to change party sides, he would not do that. “It’s not about money. People think that NDC gave me a lot of money but everything was based on the fact that I believed in what they were campaigning for.”
The entrepreneur said he would not victimise his colleague actors or actresses who support the NPP or another party.
“In as much as we all have our differences, we want Ghana to progress,” he added.
Dumelo added that he does not wish for the governing NPP to fail because he belongs to another party.
“They should just do the right thing for Ghana to move forward because if they don’t, Ghanaians will change them again. People should learn to serve the country. That is my whole point,” he stated.