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Today in History: I won’t campaign for NDC again - Bukom Banku

Tue, 29 Dec 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

As part of the fallouts of the 2016 general elections, Ghanaian Boxer, Briamah Kamoko popularly known as Bukom Banku announced his plans to quit active politics.

Reasons he gave revolved around the fact that he had attained celebrity status, as a result, he wields an enormous influence thus taking sides in politics would be detrimental to his brand.

Braimah Kamaoko noted that some people developed hatred towards him because of the active role he played in the campaign of former President Mahama and the NDC prior to the 2016 general elections hence his decision to quit partisan politics.

“You know everybody love me in the nation, may be some people love me and some people jealous me because of politics. So, if you want to be a popular man, you don't have to do politics", he said.

However, in the 2020 elections, Bukom Banku could not keep his words entirely as he played quite a significant role for his party in his constituency.

At the aftermath, he was injured on his left arm during a fight that erupted between NPP and NDC supporters in the Odododiodoo constituency.

Read the full story originally published on December 29, 2017, on Ghanaweb

It appears hilarious Ghanaian Boxer, Briamah Kamoko, popularly known as Bukom Banku, would not be mounting political platforms to campaign for the opposition National Democratic Congress in the 2020 electioneering.

This is because the celebrated boxer has made known his intention to quit partisan politics because he believes a ‘celebrity of his status with lots of followers’ should not take sides in politics.

Braimah Kamaoko noted that some people developed hatred towards him because of the active role he played in the campaign of former President Mahama and the NDC prior to the 2016 general elections hence his decision to quit partisan politics.

He announced his decision at a boxing event in Dzodze-Penyi in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region.

“You know everybody love me in the nation, may be some people love me and some people jealous me because of politics. So if you want to be a popular man, you don't have to do politics", he said.

Braimah Kamako who has 22 knockouts to his record out of 29 bouts admonished young boxers to set their eyes on the ultimate and train hard to achieve it.

He advised them to eschew from womanizing, alcoholism and any other social vice that might have a negative effect on their boxing profession.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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