Kumawood actress, Christiana Awuni says she feels ashamed for her colleagues who have joined the campaign of the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan.
She stated that after the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration supposedly insulted creative persons, she didn’t expect her colleagues to campaign for the ruling party.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, a few days ago, said “parliament is a very serious business” and “a serious place” and, so, they must reject actor-turned-politician John Dumelo, who is contesting Ms. Alhassan on the ticket of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“The place is not for those who think they can heal the sick. No! No! No! No! No! Do not let that happen. It is a serious place,” the MP for Anyaa-Sowutuom said, adding: “If you mistakenly vote for John Dumelo instead of Lydia Alhassan, you’ll always be watching movies at the movie theatre.”
In response, the actress said that even though the minister was just “expressing her opinion”, “it’s a bit painful because it means they don’t respect us, they don’t take actors and actresses for anything, we don’t matter to them that’s why they keep repeating those comments but I would plead with them to stop saying those things because they are the same people who use artistes to campaign in times of election.”
“So, why do you come looking for us to boost your campaign when you don’t respect us? What do you take us for? You don’t respect us, you deem us unworthy of being in parliament yet you want us to be the ones to campaign for your election. She spoke badly,” Christiana Awuni said on Accra FM.
She also commented on the viral photos of Kalybos, Bismarck The Joke, Prince David Osei, Bibi Bright, Jessica Williams, and gospel musician Cwesi Oteng who are campaigning for Lydia Alhassan.
“I feel ashamed for all the stars who posed with the MP to campaign for her after her colleague insulted us”, the actress stated.