The Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti region, Henry Kwabena Kokofu has welcomed the decision by highlife artiste Lucky Mensah to ditch the NDC for the NPP campaign ahead of the 2016 elections saying it is a natural phenomenon.
The musician who has campaigned for the NDC in the past two general elections recently announced his switch to the opposition camp with a release of a song titled “Y3 Se Sa Mu” stimulating calls for a change of government come December 7.
According to him, the NDC have failed Ghanaians in their 8-year rule.
Reacting to the news on #RythmzLive, the New Patriotic Party stalwart said “what he [Lucky Mensah] is saying is nothing new, nothing different from the general perception. People are yearning and asking for change.”
“People like Lucky Mensah coming on board is a natural thing and indeed the beauty of it is that when you get people coming out of their own will, then it’s genuine and natural other than some kind of inducement or pressure being put on them.”
Chairman Kokofu mentioned that the “Come back to me” hit maker is welcome with open arms as there are never permanent enemies in the game of politics.
“We [NPP] welcome him with open arms. In politics, there are never permanent enemies neither do we have permanent friends,” he said when he took his turn on the personality profile edition of the show with Berla Mundi on GHOne TV Wednesday.
Sounding naturally skeptical about the musician’s genuine motive for joining the NPP’s train, the out-going Member of Parliament said “It depends on how people get associated to you as a politician because they may have their own thinking and what they aspire to.”
“Without probing into people’s mind what their motives are, you take it as it is and look at it. If it is positive, you go with it and if it is negative, then you take it also and try to find solutions,” he stated with caution.