Lil Win, a well-known Kumawood actor, has expressed his desire to run as an independent in the 2024 general elections for the Ashanti region’s Afigya Kwabre South seat.
The musician and comedian, real name Kwadwo Nkansah, claims that he is making the change in response to numerous requests from the traditional leaders and constituents who have been expressing confidence in his abilities to represent the constituency currently represented by William Owuraku Aidoo of the New Patriotic Party.
According to a report by Adomonline.com, Lil Win revealed his desire in an appearance on Okay FM in Accra as a result of repeated requests starting in October 2022.
He revealed that although though he was first uninterested, he has now totally accepted the request after being approached by his mother and other close relatives to persuade him.
“The constituents believe that I will be a good leader and serve them better with the investment I have made in the district with the establishment of my school, Great Minds.
“They are convinced that even with the little resources, I have been able to do many projects for the area including a school and so I can help them a lot when I have many resources at my disposal,” he stated.
Lil Win recently said in an interview on Oyerepa TV’s cinifie’ program that he had been told by former President John Mahama to stay away from politics, which may have surprised many of his fans regarding his most recent political aspirations.
He did, however, emphasize that he has always maintained his neutrality in order to avoid offending supporters of the two major political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and Mahama’s counsel further encouraged him to remain loyal to his convictions.
“I had the opportunity to speak with NDC and NPP members during the 2016 campaign session. Ex-President John Mahama is the one who advised me not to accept any payment to support a political party,” he said.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana