He made the disclosure in an interview with Kofi TV recently, lamenting his frustrations about the situation.
Some Ghanaian musicians and movie stars are noted for supporting politicians and political parties, especially during election years. Some of them end up being terribly dumped later by such politicians and parties.
Ackah, it would be recalled, made it emphatically known about two years ago that he had no regrets whatsoever, in supporting former President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC.
The veteran singer composed a popular campaign song for the NDC entitled, “Arise Arise,” prior to Jerry John Rawlings becoming president and also during the electioneering campaign of former President John Evans Atta Mills – which was later adopted as the party’s anthem.
However, Mr. Ackah has accused the new hierarchy of the party of woefully abandoning him.
According to him, the party he toiled for has made it a point to ignore him as nothing appealing seems to be coming to him from the higher ranks of the party.
Speaking of his hit NDC song, he said, “NDC does not give money; they neglected me even in power. After that composition I became a typical NDC. I did the song for free.”
Jewel Ackah said if he had composed the song for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), he would have received public support; but because he mounted the NDC campaign platform, his musical career suddenly took a nosedive.
Sensational highlife musician, Lucky Mensah, also suffered the same fate after supporting the NDC in the 2008 election. He took his destiny into his own hands, jumping out of the NDC train and campaigning for the NPP in the run-up to the 2016 general election, to regain public acceptability.
Meanwhile, some NDC members and supporters are accusing him (Ackah) of being an opportunist, saying that his utterances depict an ungrateful being.
BY Melvin Tarlue
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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