Kwadwo Nkansah, a Ghanaian artist and actor, professionally known as Lilwin, has disclosed his reasons for staying out of the nation’s political affairs.
He claimed that the animosity around politics in the nation was what drove him to decide against getting involved in politics.
In an interview with Oyerepa TV, which was monitored by 1Family Radio, Lilwin also revealed another reason for avoiding politics: advice from former president John Dramani Mahama.
“I am an asset to the country, so I don’t engage in politics. I also adore everyone. Both the NPP and the NDC are ours, but when I was younger, I promised myself that I would never get involved in politics because I would one day own a school.”
“If I have this vision, I shouldn’t get involved in politics since schoolchildren will come from both NPP and NDC backgrounds, and in our style of politics, if you join one party, the other is inclined to detest you,’’ he noted.
The actor disclosed that the former president encouraged him to avoid politics when he met with members of both parties in 2016.
He said, “And my vision did come to pass, so I met members of the NPP and the NDC during the 2016 election season. However, it was former president Mahama, who was in office at the time, who gave me another reason to persist with my decision to stay out of politics.”
“He begged me to consider how other movie celebrities had been aligning themselves politically. He purposefully invited me to give advice against joining politics because I am young and have a better future ahead of me, knowing that no matter what, I will be approached.”
He advised me to let the NPP and NDC engage in their own political struggles. He claimed he could have paid me to run a campaign for him but that I should keep away from him,’’ he added.